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Virus name: Backdoor.Sysbug (aka James)
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
Origins: There's nothing like a little prurient tease to lure unsuspecting PC users into executing viruses, but those who fall for this one won't even get the promised pictures of 'Mary' (girlfriend of 'James') in return. The attachment that comes with this message (private.zip) holds not sexy snapshots but Backdoor.Sysbug, a trojan horse that opens TCP port 5555 and waits for commands from the trojan's author.
Backdoor.Sysbug affects systems running versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, and it should be easy to remove from infected systems by using any up-to-date virus protection program.
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