And Bugbear.B has gone polymorphic, making it more dangerous than before.
Last year Bugbear, which spreads through emal*, started to propagate swiftly in September, and ended up being one of the commonest viruses for the whole of 2002, said F-Secure.
It uses infected email attachments and can sometimes trigger the payload automatically. It can also spread through open Window file shares. F-Secure said the worm also attempts to stop different antiviral and firewall programs, then opening a back door to PCs which allows the contents of hard drives to be messed with.
F-Secure said it will provide more information about the variant during the course of the day.
Watch out for further information, Here. µ
*WE MEANT to type email but emal isn't a bad little word...
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