AIM Worm Mimics Talking IM Bots

A new malicious worm squirming through American Online Inc.'s AIM
network has the ability to carry on an instant messaging conversation
with potential victims. Researchers at IMLogic Inc.'s Threat Center spotted the new threat
and warned that virus writers are continuing to push the social
engineering envelope to trick computer users into downloading nasty
malware programs.

The newest worm, identified as IM.Myspace04.AIM, is coded to chat
and persuade the victim to click on a malicious URL embedded in the IM
message. If the first attempt at infection is unsuccessful and the victim
replies to doubt the legitimacy of the link being sent, the worm
replies with the following message: "lol no its not its a virus.


News source: eWeek

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