IM Worm On MSN, AOL, ICQ, Yahoo Plants Rootkit


A new worm posing as a come on to a Santa Claus site is traveling across all the major instant messaging networks, a security firm warned Tuesday, and when recipients visit the bogus site, they're infected with a file hidden from sight by a rootkit.

IMlogic said that the worm, dubbed "M.GiftCom.All," is circulating on the MSN, AOL, ICQ, and Yahoo instant messaging services, is a "Medium" threat, a relatively rare classification for the Waltham, Mass.-based company. Most IM worms and Trojans listed on its Threat Center receive only a "Low" classification. Security Pipeline | IM Worm On MSN, AOL, ICQ, & Yahoo Plants Rootkit

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 20th December 2005 10:48PM