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PrettyPark

A Trojan that was unleashed in the summer of 1999. Spread as an e-mail attachment, once executed, it causes users to log in to an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel when they surf the Web. The IRC channel is capable of downloading files and extracting personal data such as passwords and credit card numbers. See Trojan.
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The subject field of email messages carrying PrettyPark reads: C:\CoolProgs\PrettyPark.
After attempting to spread itself via email, PrettyPark will attempt to send critical system information back to the virus writer using IRC chat.
Schrader also stated that this type of virus demonstrates the need to add "virus wall" security at the firewall, to prevent malicious code like PrettyPark from entering organizations.