Wednesday, April 27, 2005

New AIM, Yahoo, MSN Worm

There's a new IM worm out that affects Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, and AIM. Symantec identifies it as W32.Velkbot.A. McAfee calls it W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.j. It hasn't spread far yet but it's something to look out for.

This one uses the pretty standard "trick someone into clicking on a link" social engineering tactic to spread. You'll get an IM that contains a link to a "pictures.php" page on a website as well as a randomly specified email address. Clicking on these links will install a trojan horse, rendering you defenseless against the oncoming hordes. But there's hope. Use the Symantec link above to remove.


At 5:56 PM, Blogger JesseluvHeidi said...



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