Neowin News Feed for: Worm Neowin News Feed for: Worm en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Microsoft warns against BlueKeep vulnerability, advises users to update systems <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft released a patch for critical security vulnerability BlueKeep earlier in May. Given the possibility of a large-scale outbreak, the company is advising users to update their systems. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Thu, 08 Aug 2019 19:08:01 +0000 Ransomware to further evolve in the New Year with worm-like feature, say analysts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Security experts are foreseeing ransomware to further explode in the coming year, bringing with it more dangerous features like being able to easily spread from one computer to another. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:42:02 +0000 Security experts create worm that infects Mac firmware and is nearly impossible to get rid of <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Macs might seem like a safer alternative than PCs when it comes to digital attacks. But researchers have proven that&#039;s not actually the case when they created a firmware worm that infects Macs. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:26:01 +0000 Trivia Tuesday: Security Nightmares <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We all know &#039;em, and we all hate &#039;em: viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, and malware of any kind. From their origins in science fiction to Flame, Trivia Tuesday delves into your security nightmares. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Tue, 09 Oct 2012 09:53:31 +0000 Researcher claims stuxnet was a US/Israel joint venture <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A German researcher is claiming that the United States and Israel Intelligence and Special Operations department (Mossad) were behind the 2010 malicious Stuxnet worm which attempted to attack Iran's nuclear program. During the TED conference... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Sat, 05 Mar 2011 11:11:05 +0000 Twitter worm spreading virally, possibly connected to Gawker attack <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/754977705twitter_newbird_boxed_whiteonblue.png" alt="" /></div>Twitter is facing a worm this morning that, according to Mashable, is &ldquo;spreading like wildfire.&rdquo; The attack comes from tweets advertising acai berries and link to sites with URLs containing &ldquo;acainews.&rdquo; While the exact nature... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:22:37 +0000 Microsoft disables links in Messenger to prevent malicious worm <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Some users over the weekend may have noticed that links in Windows Live Messenger 2009 will not work. This temporarily block is to ensure that a malicious worm doesn't spread through anymore computers. The Windows Live... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Sun, 14 Nov 2010 07:34:16 +0000 iPhone worm author lands job as application developer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/iPhone_3GS.jpg" alt="" /></div>Just recently, an Australian by the name of Ashley Towns released an iPhone worm into the wild, which essentially Rick-rolled the user if their phone met certainly vulnerability criteria. Now, however, Towns has managed to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sam Symons) Fri, 27 Nov 2009 23:03:20 +0000 New iPhone worm can steal bank information <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/246762641iphone.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new iPhone and iPod touch worm has been spotted in the wild, this time the worm is stealing peoples banking information. Neowin reported about the rick roll worm two weeks ago that could... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Mon, 23 Nov 2009 17:40:54 +0000 First iPhone worm, iRickRoll'd Jailbroken iPhones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/246762641iphone.jpg" alt="" /></div>Some Jailbroken iPhone users in Australia have been the first to be infected by the very first iPhone worm. The origins of the worm appear to be from Australia, as they're the first to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Mon, 09 Nov 2009 15:49:58 +0000 Microsoft: Trojans like USA, worms prefer Brazil! <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19825736642.jpg" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 17 Oct 2009 01:05:06 +0000 Microsoft's advice on Downadup worm is flawed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/13512940661312642308_antivirus.jpg" alt="" /></div>Earlier Neowin reported about the fast spread of Downadup worm which targeted unpatched networks and poor passwords. The estimated number of systems affected by Downadup is around 8.9 million and its still growing. Disabling AutoRun... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Fri, 23 Jan 2009 23:15:32 +0000 Windows worm hits 8.9 million PCs in past week <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/fsecure.gif" alt="" /></div>A windows worm named Conficker or Downadup or Kido (as called by various anti-virus vendors) which targets unpatched networks and poor passwords has been reported to have affected 2.4 million machines to over 8.9 million... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Sat, 17 Jan 2009 11:25:43 +0000 Sandisk launches 'WORM' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2032938543.png" alt="" /></div>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 &quot;WORM&quot;. (Write Once Read... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 16 Jul 2008 15:25:01 +0000 Web attack worm on a rampage <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Thu, 08 May 2008 12:30:05 +0000 Worm Squirms Through Google's Orkut <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A fast moving worm is squirming though Google's Orkut social network, adding hundreds of thousands of users to an Orkut community created by a Brazilian hacker. The worm, which first appeared on Dec. 19, has... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 20 Dec 2007 10:13:23 +0000 Storm Worm Uses YouTube Ruse <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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 &quot;sheesh man what are you thinking,&quot; the malicious... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 28 Aug 2007 14:13:15 +0000 Worm 'proves' Macs as vulnerable as PCs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>An anonymous security researcher claims to have developed a worm capable of delivering a malicious payload to fully-patched Mac OS X systems. A posting on the Information Security Sellout blog insists that the worm proves... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 18 Jul 2007 10:27:40 +0000 Skype worm jumps to ICQ, MSN <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 24 May 2007 21:28:57 +0000 New Worm Targets Portable Memory Drives <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 05 May 2007 03:11:28 +0000 Author apologizes but fails to fix Panda worm <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The first man to be arrested in China for virus-writing goes by the name of Li Jun, a 25 year-old man from Wuhan, who was arrested last month for allegedly selling copies of Panda. In... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 30 Mar 2007 02:00:03 +0000 Worm Spreading via Skype Chat? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 19 Dec 2006 18:40:32 +0000 'Porn' Worm Sent to 50,000 after Google Blunder <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google on Tuesday inadvertently sent the Kama Sutra email worm to the 50,000 subscribers of a Google Video email group. Three postings were made on Tuesday evening to an email list that sends out... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Thu, 09 Nov 2006 16:22:33 +0000 Botnet Herders Attack MS06-040 Worm Hole <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Mon, 14 Aug 2006 18:28:26 +0000 Worm Fears Raised After Release of Windows Malware <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Attack code exploiting a recently-patched vulnerability in Microsoft's Windows operating system has been posted to the Internet, prompting concerns of a widespread attack. The software was added to the widely used Metasploit project--a favorite of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 11 Aug 2006 12:54:30 +0000 Exploit Code Published for Windows Worm Hole <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Detailed exploit code for a critical Windows worm hole has been published on the Internet, putting millions of users at risk of PC takeover attacks. The code, which was posted to the Milw0rm Web site,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 25 Jul 2006 09:04:32 +0000 Worm poses as Windows Genuine Advantage <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 04 Jul 2006 14:10:12 +0000 Worm appears as Microsoft antipiracy program <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Security analysts have detected a new piece of malware that appears to run as a Microsoft program used to detect unlicensed versions of its operating system. The malware has been classified as a worm and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Fri, 30 Jun 2006 18:45:04 +0000 New Worm Takes Advantage of Yahoo Mail Flaw <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 13 Jun 2006 16:42:01 +0000 Worm Could Wreck Exchange <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Sun, 14 May 2006 09:40:17 +0000 Santa IM Worm Hits AOL, MSN and Yahoo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 20 Dec 2005 20:19:50 +0000 Worm Traps Child Porn Offender <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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. ... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 20 Dec 2005 17:36:19 +0000 Sober worm cracked <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 13 Dec 2005 13:12:26 +0000 AIM Worm Mimics Talking IM Bots <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 09 Dec 2005 16:10:01 +0000 AIM Worm Installs Rootkit <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 31 Oct 2005 00:38:50 +0000 Teen Uses Worm to Promote Site <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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 earlier this month. While the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Wed, 19 Oct 2005 09:50:00 +0000 Worm creates fake Google site <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A worm that modifies a user's HOSTS file to redirect visitors of to a spoof website has been discovered. The worm was found by Panda Labs and is currently circulating on P2P networks Shareaza... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Howard Thomson) Mon, 19 Sep 2005 21:50:18 +0000 CNN Gets Hit By Worm <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tom Warren) Tue, 16 Aug 2005 22:15:40 +0000 New Worm Targets MS05-039 Vulnerability <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>McAfee is reporting an outbreak of a new worm that affects Windows 2000 and pre Windows XP SP2 users. The worm creates 16 threads to scan for infectable systems. The worm targets... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Mon, 15 Aug 2005 09:27:57 +0000 New Worm Poses as iTunes File <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>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... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 20 Jul 2005 19:00:05 +0000