Trick or treat: AIM worm delivers backdoor, rootkit and adware


Imagine you're chatting with friends in an AOL IM chat room one minute, you click on a seemingly innocent link, and the next minute your computer is taken over by a worm delivering an extraordinarily nasty payload. That's precisely what happened just a few days ago. CNET news has a good breakdown on this ugly trick, originally discovered and reported by Facetime. If that wasn't bad enough, the worm also leaves the victim with adware including 180Solutions, Zango, the Freepod Toolbar, MaxSearch, Media Gateway and SearchMiracle. Trick or treat: AIM worm delivers backdoor, rootkit and adware | Spyware Confidential | ZDNet.com

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 31st October 2005 11:45PM