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Botnet worm in DOS attacks could wipe data out on infected PCs

Posted by Oyya-Info on Friday, July 10, 2009, In : Security 

The denial of service attacks against Web sites in the U.S. and South Korea that started last weekend may have stopped for now, but code on the infected bots was set to wipe data on Friday, security experts said.

There were no immediate reports of any of the compromised PCs in the botnet having files deleted, but that doesn't mean it wasn't happening or won't in the future, said Gerry Egan, a product manager in Symantec's Security Technology Response group.

There are only about 50,000 infe...


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Teen gets job and spreads another Twitter worm

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : Security 

The teenager who created the worms that hit Twitter earlier this week has been hired by a Web application development firm and on Friday released a fifth worm on the microblogging site.

Twitter fought off four waves of worm attacks last weekend and into Monday in which Twitter users were infected just by clicking on the name or image of someone whose account was infected. The worms appeared to do no damage other than spread to infected users' followers and modify profile pages.

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Twitter cleans up after weekend worm attacks

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : TechNews 
Twitter security engineers were cleaning up on Monday following a series of worm attacks over the weekend, including at least two credited to a bored 17-year-old.

In the first attack, which began early on Saturday, four new accounts began spreading a worm, compromising about 90 accounts, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote in a posting on the Twitter blog.

The worms appeared to do no damage other than spread to infected users' followers and modify profile pages. You can get infected just by clic...

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Conficker also installs fake antivirus software

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : Security 

Researchers have discovered another feature of the Conficker worm that provides an additional clue about the intent of the creators--the worm installs malware that masquerades as antivirus software, Trend Micro

said on Friday.

The worm, which has infected millions of Windows-based computers on the Internet, is downloading a program called Spyware Protect 2009 and displaying warning messages saying that the computer is infected and offering to clean it up for $49.95, according to the Trend ...


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