Give us a job, plead virus writers

Thursday, 16 September 2004, 2:12 PM EST

Three new MyDoom variants have been found in the wild that contain not only malicious code but a plea for a job.

MyDoom U, V and W attempt to download a Trojan called Surila onto users' computers, which would allow hackers to take remote control and use the PC for spamming or distributed denial of service attacks. And embedded in the virus code is the text: "We searching 4 work in AV industry."

By James Sherwood at TechNewsWorld.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Biggest ever cyber security exercise in Europe is underway

Posted on 30 October 2014.  |  More than 200 organisations and 400 cyber-security professionals from 29 European countries are testing their readiness to counter cyber-attacks in a day-long simulation, organised by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA).


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, Oct 30th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //