'Swiss army knife' worm spreads

Thursday, 4 May 2006, 12:14 AM EST

A new worm has been detected that is far more advanced than most malware picked up to date by investigators.

W32.Nugache.A spreads via email and IM channels but also includes a novel peer-to-peer element. Once a PC is infected it keeps in contact with the controller and other infected machines via a peer-to-peer network using TCP port 8 rather than relying on IRC.

At vnunet.

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