Windows Trojans hit P2P

Friday, 14 January 2005, 12:22 PM EST

Madrid-based anti-virus firm Panda Software reports the circulation on peer-to-peer (P2P) networks of Trojans that are spread by exploiting digital rights management features in Windows media player, reports The Register.

If a user runs licence-protected movie (.wmv) files infected with the WmvDownloader-A or WmvDownloader-B Trojans, they appear to download the corresponding licence from the Net, but instead redirect users to sites that take advantage of Windows vulnerabilities to download spyware, adware and other viruses.

By Warwich Ashford at ITWeb.

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