Microsoft: Trojans like USA, worms prefer Brazil!

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Following the public release of Microsoft Security Essentials a few weeks ago, Microsoft has combed its data and released an interesting set of results showing how different infections apply across the 19 countries in which...

Sandisk launches 'WORM'

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In our digital age, fears of data being compromised is high in positions such as law enforcement and politics. Sandisk has released a solution for these woes, entitled "WORM". (Write Once Read...

Web attack worm on a rampage

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The Internet Storm Center, which tracks online threats, warned Wednesday that a worm is infecting vulnerable Web sites with a database attack. Though relatively small by Web attack standards with about 4,000 reported infected sites,...

Storm Worm Uses YouTube Ruse

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Security pros are warning that distributors of the Storm Trojan are now using a YouTube video to lure users. Contained in e-mails with subject lines such as "sheesh man what are you thinking," the malicious...

Skype worm jumps to ICQ, MSN

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A new variant of the one year old Stration worm for Windows has made the jump from Skype to the ICQ and MSN Messenger networks. For a computer to be infected, a user must first...

New Worm Targets Portable Memory Drives

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Researchers from security vendor Sophos say a new worm targeting removable drives, called the SillyFD-AA worm, searches for removable drives such as floppy disks and USB memory sticks and creates a hidden autorun.inf file which...

Worm Spreading via Skype Chat?

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Computer security analysts are studying reports of a worm that may be circulating via a feature in Skype's popular Voice over IP service. Security vendor Websense said the worm spreads through Skype's chat feature. Users...

Botnet Herders Attack MS06-040 Worm Hole

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The first wave of malicious attacks against the MS06-040 vulnerability is underway, using malware that hijacks unpatched Windows machines for use in IRC-controlled botnets. The attacks, which started late Aug. 12, use a variant of...

Worm poses as Windows Genuine Advantage

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IT security experts have warned of a worm that purports to be Microsoft's Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) anti-piracy tool. WGA has recently been branded as 'spyware' in that it collects unnecessary hardware and software data...

New Worm Takes Advantage of Yahoo Mail Flaw

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Thanks to member siddhs for the heads up on this. Monday Symantec released an advisory concerning a vulnerability in Yahoo Mail that is currently being exploited by JS.Yamanner@m, a new worm that is written...

Worm Could Wreck Exchange

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The bug in Exchange that Microsoft disclosed Tuesday is too juicy a target for hackers to pass up, security companies warned Wednesday, and users should expect to see a worm pop up any time. Tuesday,...

Santa IM Worm Hits AOL, MSN and Yahoo

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A Santa Claus worm is attempting to trick America Online, Microsoft MSN and Yahoo instant-messaging users into clicking on a file that delivers unwanted software to a victim's computer. The IM.GiftCom.All worm...

Worm Traps Child Porn Offender

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An alleged child porn offender in Germany has turned himself in to authorities after mistaking a computer worm generated e-mail he received as a warning he was under investigation, authorities said Tuesday. ...

Sober worm cracked

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Finnish security firm F-Secure has cracked a code used by the Soberworm, potentially allowing the company to block the worm from receivingupdates. Sober has mutated constantlysince October 2003, when the first...

AIM Worm Mimics Talking IM Bots

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A new malicious worm squirming through American Online Inc.'s AIMnetwork has the ability to carry on an instant messaging conversationwith potential victims. Researchers at IMLogic Inc.'s Threat Center spotted the new threatand warned that virus...

AIM Worm Installs Rootkit

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FaceTime Security Labs reported on Friday that a variant of the Sdbot worm has been making it's way around the AOL Instant Messenger network (AIM) via chats and instant messaging. Symptoms of an...

Teen Uses Worm to Promote Site

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Using a self-propagating worm that exploits a scripting vulnerability common to most dynamic Web sites, a Los Angeles teenager made himself the most popular member of community Web site MySpace.com earlier this month. While the...

Worm creates fake Google site

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A worm that modifies a user's HOSTS file to redirect visitors of Google.com to a spoof website has been discovered. The worm was found by Panda Labs and is currently circulating on P2P networks Shareaza...

CNN Gets Hit By Worm

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Yes folks, live on-air now you can watch several CNN news correspondents reporting that their computers across the network have been infected by a new Virus. A variant of Rbot Worm, backpacking off...

New Worm Poses as iTunes File

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An initial signal indicating that Apple's success with iTunes may soon attract hackers has emerged, according to security firm Trend Micro. A new worm, WORM_OPANKI.Y, is circulating online. It poses as an iTunes file and...

Accused Sasser Worm Author Confesses in Court

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Sven Jaschan, a 19 year old man on trial for authoring the Sasser Worm, has reportedly confessed to writing the malicious code which caused extensive damage to business and personal data all over the world,...

Sober Worm Tops SophoLabs Threat List

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A new variant of the pesky Sober worm led the top-10 list of viruses compiled by SophosLabs this May. The Sober-N worm, which was detected in early May, spread rapidly across about 40...

Trial Date for Sasser Worm Suspect Set

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A German court has set aside three days in July to try the teenager that was accused of creating the Sasser worm. 19-year-old Sven Jaschan faces numerous charges including computer sabotage and disruption of business....

Sober.P worm updates to Sober.Q

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Anti-virus firm Kaspersky has just discovered a new Sober worm variant. The Sober.Q worm which is download by computers that are infected with the Sober.P worm. A few hours ago we reported Sober.P suddenly stopped...

MyDoom Worm Spreads Via Search Engines

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Internet users are being threatened by yet another variant of the MyDoom mass mailing worm, which is spreading in part by using e-mail addresses found through popular search engines, security experts warn. The new variant...

Tetris Worm Warning

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A new virus which may tempt many users is rearing its head in the wild. The Cellery worm installs a playable version of Tetris on PCs it has infected. However, while the game is being...

Santy Worm Variants Spreading

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As we reported last week, Google had been used by the "Santy.A" worm to infect websites using vulnerable versions of phpBB. Google has since disallowed such search attempts by the worm, by simply not listing...

Google Nukes Santy Worm, But Threat Remains

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A decision by Google Inc. to block certain search queries has helped thwart the spread of the Santy worm, but the public release of the worm's source code could lead to new attacks, security experts...

New Sober Worm on the Loose

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A new version of the Sober worm appeared on the Internet early Friday morning and already it is having quite a bit of success infecting users in Europe through the use of social engineering. Sober.J...

Email worm poses as Osama videogram

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Emails claiming to contain video clips of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden are likely to be example of a new computer worm. The Famus-F worm normally arrives in the form of a bilingual English and...

Microsoft researching a new first-line worm defense

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Microsoft research labs are working on a new technique, code-named Shield. Software patching has not been an effective first-line defense preventing large-scale worm attacks, even when patches had long been available for their corresponding vulnerabilities....

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