Virus writers target upcoming Windows scripting language

Tuesday, 1 August 2006, 9:05 AM EST

An Austrian group of virus writers has published new proof of concept malware code that targets the forthcoming Windows Powershell technology.

The MSH/Cibyz worm doesn’t exploit any vulnerability in the scripting tool. Instead it's similar to batch-type viruses written in Javascript or Visual Basic (VB) that instruct a system to install malware after a users executes the script.

At vnunet.

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