Owl worm hits network printers


Experts have discovered a worm that attempts to send a photograph of an owl to attached network printers.

The Hoots-A worm is written in Visual Basic and spreads via network shares. Once it has infected a computer it attempts to send a graphical image of an owl with the legend "O RLY?" to a number of predefined print queues. This owl image is commonly used on online message forums to indicate surprise and the phrase "O RLY?" is internet slang for "Oh really?" News - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

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