CERT warns of mother's day virus

Friday, 9 May 2003, 9:48 AM EST

The CERT Coordination Center said Thursday that it has received reports that an in-the-wild Trojan horse known as Peido-B, VBS/Inor.B, or the Mother's Day Virus, was making the rounds. CERT is a federally funded research and development organization located at Carnegie Mellon University.

Like most Trojan horses, Mother's Day includes an executable file attachment that, when opened, downloads and runs on the victim's machine. The Mother's Day message masquerades as an undeliverable message, but if the recipient opens the attached file, the sender may be able to gain control of the computer.

[ Read more ]

Comment:

For in-depth information on computer viruses, visit the Viruses section of HNS.




Spotlight

The security threat of unsanctioned file sharing

Posted on 31 October 2014.  |  Organisational leadership is failing to respond to the escalating risk of ungoverned file sharing practices among their employees, and employees routinely breach IT policies.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Oct 31st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //