Sunday, January 21, 2007

"Storm Worm" Virus

A new virus, called Storm Virus (a trojan horse variant) has swept through USA (2o.7% of total servers in USA) and enroaching into Europe servers (15.3%) now.

Originally propagated on the heels of a killer European storm, the worm has been seen in the wild with the following subject lines: "230 dead as storm batters Europe," "A killer at 11, he's free at 21 and...", "British Muslims Genocide," "Naked teens attack home director," and "U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has kicked German Chancellor Angela Merkel".
When one of four attachments is opened -- Full Clip.exe, Full Story.exe, Read More.exe, or Video.exe -- the worm installs the "wincom32" service, and injects a payload, passing on packets to destinations encoded within the worm itself. (source: PC Magazine and Symantec)

FYI, I did receive the email entitled "U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has kicked German Chancellor Angela Merkel" yesterday night. Be careful even though the email is from your close friend. Why did I labelled this under Technology.....well, it's indeed a technology created by someone and most of the time, people do say that it's created by anti-virus software companies to generate buyers for latest software programmes to counter the new virus which the software companies have came out with a new virus 'cleanser'.
Tags: Storm Virus, Computer Virus, PC Magazine, Symantec, Anti-Virus Software



Blogger Random J said...

I think I received an e-mail like this in my Junk inbox not too long ago. Everything in there never gets opened and is deleted quickitty quick.

These people who write these viruses are sad, sad bastards. Clever...but sad. *shakes fist*

22 January, 2007 08:52  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

there's always this suspicion - the writer of computer viruses are owners of virus busters softwares

08 August, 2008 23:30  

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