VBMania: New worm ‘spreading like wildfire’
In the content of the email is a link to a Web site that hosts the virus. Since the actual virus file is not on the user’s computer, it’s very easy to evade anti-virus protection.
Once the virus infects a computer, it then sends itself to all the addresses in the computer user’s address book. The new emails appear as if they were sent by the infected user, which of course they were. Unsuspecting users are apparently clicking on the links by the hundreds of thousands.
- Spread through mapped drives through autorun
- Spread through email by taking contacts from the address book
- Spread through instant messenger
- Disables various security related programs
MacAfee provides the forensics and disinfection tools.
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