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Worm Targets Microsoft Powershell

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 11:17 AM

A group of Austrian virus writers has used an old technique to launch an attack on a new, as-yet unreleased Microsoft product, the Powershell scripting tool.

The proof-of-concept worm, dubbed MSH/Cibyz!p2p or MSH/Cibyz, is the second such proof-of-concept malware written against Powershell...The difference this time: The proof-of-concept worm is a parasitic infector that places its own code into clean files so it can run malware. And unlike most proof-of-concept malware for Microsoft software, it doesn't exploit a vulnerability in the software, so it won't get a patch from the software company...

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