Spam Attack Keeps Bagle Boiling

A new attack aimed at computers infected with the Bagle virus threatens to generate scads of spam e-mail campaigns, and anti-malware experts concede that the threat remains a major headache.

Researchers at anti-virus specialist F-Secure, based in Helsinki, Finland, described the attack, dubbed "SpamTool.Win32.Bagle.g," and said it involves a new set of URLs being sent to machines infected with Bagle.

The variant is meant to use the computers to launch waves of spam messages and involves a download link that provides a new, uniquely repacked version of the attempted spam execution every 50 seconds or so, according to F-Secure. Spam Attack Keeps Bagle Boiling

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 17th April 2006 11:44PM