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Santa Im Worm Hits Aol, Msn And Yahoo


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Posted 21 December 2005 - 08:56 AM

Santa IM worm hits AOL, MSN and Yahoo
By Dawn Kawamoto
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: December 20, 2005, 10:10 AM PST

A Santa Claus worm is attempting to trick America Online, Microsoft MSN and Yahoo instant-messaging users into clicking on a file that delivers unwanted software to a victim's computer.

The IM.GiftCom.All worm attempts to dupe IM users into thinking an acquaintance has sent them a link to a harmless Santa Claus file...People who click on the file will see an image of Santa, but what they are less likely to notice is a so-called rootkit being installed onto their system

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Another for my IM threat collection
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