Yahoo Mail Worm Harvesting Addresses

A new worm targeting Yahoo's Web based email service bent on collecting addresses for a spam database has been spotted in the wild, a security company warned Monday.

The "Yamanner" worm exploits a JavaScript vulnerability in Yahoo's Web mail, Cupertino, Calif. security specialist Symantec said in a Monday morning warning to customers of its DeepSight Threat Management System. Yamanner is spreading, added Symantec, which has assigned the threat a "2" in its 1 through 5 rating system. TechWeb | News | Yahoo Mail Worm Harvesting Addresses

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