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World Cup Fans Sober Up On Worm Attack

A variant of the Sober worm has been appearing as an enticement to fans seeking World Cup tickets.

MSN Messenger Targeted By Malicious Worms

Microsoft’s MSN Messenger is the latest in a long line of applications to be targeted by virus writers.

New Viruses Target Wireless Communication

In what is being termed as a “potential epidemic,” virus writers are planning on targeting attacks at mobile communication devices.

How The Bropia Worm Attacks

Currently, MSN Messenger users are under attack from a medium intensity threat called the Bropia F worm.

MSN Messenger Faces Bropia Worm Threat

A variant of the Bropia worm is targeting MSN Messenger, disguising itself as photo of a roasted chicken with a bikini tan line.

Blaster Worm Maker Jailed

Jeffrey Lee Parson, 19, was sentenced to 18 months in U.S. District Court in Seattle for creating and distributing the a variant of the infamous Blaster worm.

MySQL De-Wormed

The MySQL bot worm that was attacking Windows was stopped dead in its tracks late Friday according to a report by Cnet.

Teen Sentenced In Blaster Worm Trial

A Minnesota teen found guilty of authoring a variant to the Blaster worm which infected almost 50000 systems, was sentenced today.

Worm Variant Targets Microsoft Servers Running MySQL

Security companies have identified a variant of the Forbot worm that targets Windows servers with MySQL, an open database software package, installed.

Bropia Worm Uses MSN Messenger

A mischievous worm has been making the rounds, with help, in part, from Microsoft’s instant messenger client. Called the Bropia worm, the virus uses MSN Messenger buddy lists to propagate itself.

CNN News Alert Could Be Email Worm

Emails with CNN Breaking News as the subject may be infected with a malicious worm. The virus community has created the Crowt-A worm, a file that arrives attached to contaminated mailings.

Sophos Details New Mass Mailing Worm

Security company Sophos has released a warning detailing the new email worm, Wurmark-D. The mailing presents itself as a Happy New Year greeting, containing images of nude men and women spelling the salutation out.

Santy worm Targets AOL Yahoo

Variants of the Santy worm have begun to spread on the Internet using Google, AOL, Yahoo and other search engines.

Web Worm Uses Google To Spread Virus

Gary Price at the Search Engine Watch forum has details of a new web worm that uses Google to spread.

Bagle Variant, Google-bashing Worm Making The Rounds

There are two new malicious email worms traveling around the internet this Halloween weekend, so be careful. One is designed to attack the infected computer, while the other is designed to execute a denial of service attack.

Bagle.AH, Worm Is Spreading Worldwide

Panda Software has detected the appearance of the new worm Bagle.AH (W32/Bagle.AH.worm), a malicious code that uses both email and file-sharing programs like Kazaa, Morpheus, e-mule or LimeWire in order to spread rapidly across computers.

Are You a Marketing Octopus, or a Marketing Worm?
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One of the greatest challenges to effectively marketing a business is determining which marketing method is best for your business.

SARS linked to high-tech headaches – but e-mail worm doesn’t harm computers

No, you can’t get SARS online, but anti-virus experts are warning of a new computer virus that spreads via e-mail by exploiting growing anxiety over the deadly infectious disease.

Nimda Worm – How it Spreads and Prevention

These are the days of attacks – virus attacks, terrorist attacks, social, political, religious attacks.

The latest worm to hit the Net is the Nimda worm, which is ADMIN spelled backwards. Most of the targets are (but of course!), IIS-servers and Outlook Express users.

E-mail worm pretends to have spy satellite images

A new e-mail worm has surfaced that purports to show screensavers of U.S. spy satellite pictures of Iraq or animations that are either patriotic or that mock President Bush, a computer security company warned Thursday. The worm, dubbed Ganda-A, spreads by sending itself to e-mail addresses on an infected machine and tries to disable anti-virus and other security software and infect certain files on the hard disk, according to Sophos.