Heartworm infects Microsoft's IM network

The latest worm to infect instant messaging networks is aptly named Heartworm.

The worm, actually called W32.heartworm.a, affects users of Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger service (formerly MSN Messenger), presenting users with a link to a Web site that tells them a virtual greeting card is waiting for them, according to FaceTime Security Labs, a division of IM management and security company FaceTime Communications. That link brings unsuspecting users to an image of a heart with a poem written in Portuguese, which secretly installs files on the user’s PC that record personal and financial information. Heartworm infects Microsoft's IM network

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 27th September 2006 9:28AM