EBay virus fears dismissed as scaremongering

Thursday, 28 October 2004, 4:40 AM EST

Security fears sparked by the recently identified W32/Myfip virus are unfounded, according to a security industry executive who claims the concern is nothing more than empty scaremongering by antivirus firms.

The malicious code, branded "the start of a worrying trend" this week by security and antivirus firm MessageLabs, purports to have been sent from eBay.com and uses a previously undocumented packer to make it harder for antivirus software systems to identify.

By Robert Jaques at vnunet.

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