Noomy.A virus spreading via chat rooms

Thursday, 7 October 2004, 12:11 PM EST

Security experts have warned internet users to update their antivirus systems to protect against a newly discovered worm dubbed Noomy.A, which "could represent a new trend in malicious code techniques".

PandaLabs said that, although this sophisticated and dangerous worm has not yet spread significantly in the wild, it has a series of unusual but potentially effective characteristics to propagate itself through Internet Relay Chat (IRC).

By Robert Jaques at vnunet.

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