"W97 m/Caligula Virus"
Various sources of known reliability are reporting a reemergence of the W97m/Caligula virus. The currently-released virus contains the same payload found in the original W97m/Caligula virus, and should be recognized by up-to-date anti-virus software.
Military, federal, state and local governmental and commercial/educational systems have all been affected by the W97m/Caligula virus recently; the potential for further infection is significant due to increased ongoing release activity.
The characteristics of the W97m/Caligula include:
Inasmuch as this virus has been in widespread circulation for nearly a year, all modern and updated commercial anti-virus packages should detect and disable this virus. Additional information about this virus is available at the web sites of Symantec (www.symantec.com), Network Associates (www.nai.com), and Trend Micro (www.antivirus.com).
The NIPC recommends system administrators to update installed anti-virus software immediately and take other appropriate measures to prevent infection by and spread of W97m/Caligula virus. NIPC recommends widest possible dissemination of this advisory throughout federal, state and local government, military, and private organizations. Please report any information on and damage from infections by this virus to your local FBI office, the NIPC, or incident response group, as appropriate. The NIPC Watch and Warning Unit can be reached 24 hours a day at (202) 323-3204/3205/3206 or (202) 323-2204/2206 (STU-III) or by e-mail at email@example.com.