Researchers watch AIM bot being built

A very sophisticated bot that targets AIM users has been spotted while still under construction, a security company said on Monday, giving researchers a unique peek into malware making.

Researchers at FaceTime Communications discovered the threat, which spreads through AOL's instant messaging client, and traced its still-under-construction attack profile through servers in the US and South Korea. The exploit remains unfinished, said FaceTime, which found that many of the domains called by initial attack file are missing the necessary infectious files. Researchers watch AIM bot being built - Security -

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 19th September 2006 11:58AM