Copycat version of MSBlast worm already on the loose

Thursday, 14 August 2003, 12:20 AM EST

It didn't take long for a quick copycat of MSBlaster to show its face. Wednesday, Moscow-based security firm Kaspersky Labs detected a variation of the MSBlast worm loose in the wild.

The worm, which has not yet been named, is a near doppelganger of MSBlast, with only slight changes. The name of the primary worm-carrier file--MSBLAST.EXE in the original--is now TEEKIDS.EXE. The variation's code has also been compressed with FSG rather than UPX, and a new string of text buried within the code takes different potshots at both Microsoft and anti-virus developers.

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