A Massivly Wild Virus On The Loose

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A Massivly Wild Virus On The Loose

Post by OverDrive » Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:32 am

Dear Users:

F-SECURE and Symantec have said there's a new worm in the wild which spreads itself using MSN Messenger. The worm - called Bropia.A - disseminates itself by files claiming to be funny or lewd pictures with filenames such as love_me.pif, drunk_lol.pif and the like. F-Secure said that contacts are harvested from client machines by snooping on MSN windows using Windows hooks. The worm also throws backdoor software, a variant of Rbot, on infected machines. This copies itself as LEXPLORE.EXE. The zombie logs keystrokes, harvests system information, and generally makes a nuisance of itself.[/quote]

The worm is spread through MSN file transfers under the names "Drunk_lol.pif", "Webcam_004.pif", "sexy_bedroom.pif", "naked_party.pif" or "love_me.pif". Do not accept any file transfers with those names.



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