Yahoo: 'Yamanner' JavaScript Worm Contained


Yahoo on Tuesday announced that it has contained the "Yamanner" worm, which targeted users of its popular email service, the Associated Press reports via the New York Post.

Many worms need a person to open a file attachment before they can infect PCs; however, Yamanner infected victims’ computers as soon as its carrier email was opened. It then searched users' email contact lists in attempt to spread itself, according to the AP. Yahoo: 'Yamanner' JavaScript Worm Contained - Security Feed - Blog - CSO Magazine

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