Mutating Email Bugs Swarm

Two resurgent email borne exploits have been hitting users particularly hard over the last week, and researchers say the uptick could get worse.

Stration.DS, a variant of a mass mailing virus that was first spotted last month, is reproducing at alarming rates, according to researchers.

...Separately, Panda Software says it has spotted several variants of the Haxdoor Trojan -- a rootkit exploit that often uses email to steal confidential user information -- over the last seven days. Like Stration, Haxdoor is not new, but appears to be re-emerging in a particularly virulent strain. Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Mutating Email Bugs Swarm - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 25th October 2006 11:34PM