Harry Potter virus targets children

Friday, 4 June 2004, 2:01 PM EST

Virus authors have tapped into excitement over the latest Harry Potter film to spread an old worm.

Netsky.P was the second most common virus in May, according to figures from anti-virus companies. Now the worm seems to have found new life by enticing young computer users with promises of material relating to the Hogwarts hero.

While there is nothing sophisiticated about the worm's technique, innocent youngsters have been opening the attached file and letting Netsky.P wriggle on to the family hard disk.

By Paul Allen at vnunet.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

eBook: Cybersecurity for Dummies

Posted on 16 December 2014.  |  APTs have changed the world of enterprise security and how networks and organizations are attacked. These threats, and the cybercriminals behind them, are experts at remaining hidden from traditional security while exhibiting an intelligence, resiliency, and patience that has never been seen before.


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

Thu, Dec 18th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //