Botnet Herders Attack MS06 040 Worm Hole

The first wave of malicious attacks against the MS06 040 vulnerability is underway, using malware that hijacks unpatched Windows machines for use in IRC controlled botnets.

The attacks, which started late Aug. 12, use a variant of a backdoor Trojan that installs itself on a system, modifies security settings, connects to a remote IRC (Internet Relay Chat) server and starts listening for commands from a remote hacker, according to early warnings from anti-virus vendors. Botnet Herders Attack MS06-040 Worm Hole

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 14th August 2006 7:39AM