Latest Bagle worm 'certainly successful'

Friday, 16 July 2004, 12:33 PM EST

Unknown online vandals with an apparent connection to spam email have created a new version of the Bagle computer worm that has spread somewhat successfully in the past 24 hours, according to antivirus companies.

The mass-mailing computer virus, dubbed Bagle.AF or Beagle.AB by different security firms, opens a path for intruders to relay bulk email messages through the infected computer and attempts to contact one of almost 150 compromised German websites to let the attackers known of their latest conquest.

Oliver Friedrichs, senior manager for antivirus firm Symantec's security response center, said: "It certainly is successful. It is definitely comparable to threats that we saw earlier this year such as MyDoom."

By Robert Lemos at Silicon.

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