Bofra worm sets trap for unwary

Wednesday, 10 November 2004, 6:58 PM EST

A new family of worms which uses an unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer is spreading widely across the net.

Bofra-A poses as photos from an adult webcam in an attempt to fool users into clicking on a link. Clicking on the link causes the targeted PC to run malicious script hosted on a previously infected computer. This exploits the discovered IFRAME vulnerability in IE in an attempt to infect the target computer.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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