‘Here you have’ e-mail virus a blast from the past

Don't open e-mail with that subject line, or the attached fake .pdf

If you haven't seen the headlines by now you may have received the type of e-mail from your IT department that just hit my inbox:  "I wanted to warn you that there are recent reports of a virus that has been increasingly prevalent.  This virus spreads through e-mail with the phrase 'Here you have' in the subject line.  If you receive this email, please do not open it. Delete it."

Yesterday there were reports of the virus causing significant headaches at brand-name companies including ABC/Disney, Google and Comcast.

From an IDG News Service story:

The worm is similar to the ILoveYou and Anna Kournikova worms, which spread in 2000 and 2001, and is a type of malware that has not been a major problem since around 2002, according to David Cowings, a senior manager with Symantec Security Response. "It looks like we've had a resurgence of mass-mailing worms," he said.

It stirred memories of Melissa, too.

This morning - so far - the cries of alarm seem to have subsided, at least based upon my scanning of various news aggregators and Twitter.

That could change, of course. Please let me know if "Here you have" is still causing any trouble in your world.

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