New Bagle e-mail worm spreads

Tuesday, 10 August 2004, 12:00 PM EST

A new version of the Bagle e-mail worm has surfaced and is spreading quickly among Internet users, antivirus and computer security companies warn.

The new worm goes by a number of different names and is very similar to earlier versions of the worm . But this latest incarnation also has new features that allow it to trick antivirus software and content filtering products, says Sam Curry, vice president of e-Trust Security Management at Computer Associates International.

Since the start of the year, a flurry of Bagle variations have popped up. Some experts believe a so-called "war" between rival virus-writers is behind the ongoing proliferation of Internet worms.

By Paul Roberts at PC World.

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