New Fretheme worm on the crawl

Thursday, 13 June 2002, 10:35 PM EST

On Wednesday night anti-virus software vendor Trend Micro issued a yellow (or medium) alert for what it refers to as Worm_Fretheme.E. Anti-virus vendors sometimes use different names for worms, and incidents of the W32/frethem.f@mm variant have been logged in the United States and other countries.

Andrew Gordon, managed services architect at Trend Micro in Australia, said there have been infection reports from several of its business units around the world, particularly the United States.

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