Bagle author releases 'dangerous' assembler code

Tuesday, 6 July 2004, 2:46 PM EST

The author of Bagle started distributing two new variants and the mass-mailing worm's source code on Sunday, which could trigger another summer of misery for Windows users.

The Bagle worm first appeared in January as an email attachment and within months there were more than 25 variants.

Infected PCs download a Trojan that effectively enlists that computer into the worm author's Zombie army, which can be used to distribute spam and other malware and to launch DDoS attacks.

This weekend saw not only two new versions of the Bagle worm released, but also what appears to be the worm's original source code.

By Munir Kotadia at ZDNet.

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