Worm Alert: W32.Maslan.C@mm / Playboy

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Kr0m, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    This one looks nasty. Like others, it kills well known processes including well known firewall & anti-virus programs.

    From www.eweek.com :

    "Anti-virus vendors have raised the alarm for a new mass-mailing worm with a dangerous backdoor component.

    The worm, called W32.Maslan.C@mm, arrives as an attachment promising naked photos of Playboy models but, if executed, drops an IRC (Inter Relay Chat) bot capable of transmitting passwords and sensitive information back to the virus writer."

    More info here: eweek.com - Playboy Virus article by Ryan Naraine

    Technical info from Symantec here: Symantec - Playboy Virus Info
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    good heads up
     
  3. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Thanks for the info Kr0m.