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New Im Worm Chats With Intended Victims


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 09:33 AM

New IM worm chats with intended victims
By Joris Evers
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: December 6, 2005, 5:43 PM PST

A new worm that targets users of America Online's AOL Instant Messenger is believed to be the first that actually chats with the intended victim to dupe the target into activating a malicious payload...According to IMlogic, the worm, dubbed IM.Myspace04.AIM, has arrived in instant messages that state: "lol thats cool" and included a URL to a malicious file "clarissa17.pif." When unsuspecting users have responded...asking if the attachment contained a virus, the worm has replied: "lol no its not its a virus"...

The malicious file disables security software, installs a backdoor and tweaks system files...Then it starts sending itself to contacts on the victim's buddy list.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 09:45 AM

Soon you'll have to start running some kind of Turing test just to feel secure logging on. Although, I'm not sure most IM:ers would pass the Turing test as it is. :thumbsup:
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