New Yahoo Messenger worm hijacks Internet Explorer

Wednesday, 24 May 2006, 2:30 PM EST

There is a new worm making the rounds, targeting the popular Yahoo Messenger application with the purpose of hijacking PCs and installing malicious software on them.

Experts at FaceTime Security Labs discovered the worm two weeks ago using a "honeypot" trap set up to monitor the activity of viruses, Trojans, and other malicious software.

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