New Email Virus Pops Up

January 28, 2002 ( - A new computer virus is doing the rounds, security experts warn.

W32/Myparty@MM shows up with “New photos from my party” in the subject line and an invitation to visit a Web site to view the fictitious party photos.

Then things can start to get bothersome, security executives say, as the virus tries to send itself to every address in the victim’s Window’s address book. It also searches for Outlook Express addresses as well as those in content folders.

One notable item about the latest virus: it typically sends the victim an e-mail showing how it can be tracked.

Computer security McAfee rates the newcomer a “medium risk” on the grounds that it has already spread to some of its large corporate customers.