Zafi.D virus: Christmas wishes and a computer virus!

Posted on Wednesday, December 15 2004 @ 13:33 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Please be aware as there's a new virus worm spreading on the net. The Zafi.D variant is a Christmas wish e-mail together with a .zip file containing malicious code.

Zafi.D is a mass-mailing worm that arrives in a .zip file attached to e-mail messages with the subject "Merry Christmas." Instead of a gift, however, the e-mail package delivers worm code that infects Microsoft Windows systems on which it is opened. Leading antivirus companies, including McAfee, Sophos, and Computer Associates issued warnings about the new worm and updated antivirus signatures to stop the new threat.

In addition to the Christmas well wishes in the subject line, Zafi-generated e-mails contain the message "Happy Hollydays" and are signed "Jaime." More info here

More technical details about this virus can be found at Symantec.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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Re: Zafi.D virus: Christmas wishes and a computer virus!
by Thomas De Maesschalck ( on Wednesday, December 15 2004 @ 19:47 CET
Damn I have already received about 50 Zafi.D mails today