IM worm makes new use of old techniques


The Sober virus was not the only worm to make its run on Friday. FaceTime Communications reported the discovery of a new worm transmitted via instant messaging. The new worm targets PCs that have been infected with the lockx.exe or palsp.exe viruses and uses Internet Relay Chat enabled malware to connect the host to a server for further infection through a series of commands.

One of those commands has the ability to control the AIM client on the infected PC and send a message containing links to the host's buddy list. IM worm makes new use of old techniques - Security - www.itnews.com.au

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 8th January 2006 9:48PM