Origin of mystery 'self spamming' emails revealed

The mystery spam containing only numbers that began hitting inboxes this week has been identified as the payload of a new trojan, Symantec said in an advisory today.

W32.Beagle.FC is a trojan that pilfers email addresses from compromised computers and sends messages to the addresses, the anti malware giant said. It rated the virus's threat containment as "easy" and the ability to remove it as "moderate." News - IT Security News - SC Magazine UK

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