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Bugbear worm goes polymorphic

Beware the worm that's turned
Thu Jun 05 2003, 12:28
A NEW VARIANT OF THE BUGBEAR worm has started to propagate across the web, F-Secure reported this morning.

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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