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Posts Tagged ‘worm’

Old style Email Worm spreading rapidly

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

In something of a blast from the past, an email borne worm has been sighted spreading around the internet.

Although we’ve not seen too many actual attacks from this, it’s been widely reported in the media, perhaps as it’s quite a novelty these days to see a worm spreading in this way.

It spreads itself as an executable in email, but disguises itself as a PDF file, when executed it attempts to download some other malicious files on the victim machine, and drops some files in an attempt to let the worm spread via autorun.

K7 Total Security detects this worm as  ”Emailworm (0019e4ae1)” (yeah, it’s that uninteresting!)

Full information is here:

http://viruslab.k7computing.com/index.php?option=com_k7virus&view=showvirus&Itemid=1&id=818

If you’re interested in more, Dan Goodin has written a short piece about the worm on The Register http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/10/email_worm_spreading/

Andrew Lee
CTO K7 Computing

 

 

Researchers investigate iPhone Worm

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Your iPhone could be part of a worldwide botnet, researchers have claimed after a recent outbreak of worms designed to infect the popular mobile phone. (more…)

China issues warning over new worm

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Chinese authorities have issued a warning over a new computer virus which they fear could spread quickly. (more…)

Malware threat on increase according to Microsoft report

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The threat from worms and Trojans is on the increase, according to a bi-annual report from software giant Microsoft. (more…)

Bloggers advised to upgrade after WordPress security threat

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Bloggers and site owners using the WordPress content management system are being advised to upgrade to the latest version of the software after a worm was found to be affecting downloaded versions of the system. (more…)

Twitter hacker lands security job

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

The author of a worm that hit the micro-blogging site Twitter has reportedly secured a lucrative job offer from a web security and development company. (more…)

Conficker crisis or April Fool’s prank?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Computer experts believe that we are less from one day away from seeing the full effects of the Conficker worm. (more…)

Microsoft put up $250,000 reward for Conficker author

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Microsoft has offered a $250,000 reward for information that leads to the capture of the Conficker worm creator. (more…)

Conficker worm claims 15m victims

Monday, January 26th, 2009

The Conficker worm has now claimed its 15 millionth victim worldwide, including a number of leading public organisations in the UK. (more…)