CNN worm poses as news alert

Friday, 21 January 2005, 12:06 AM EST

News-hungry surfers are the target of a new worm that masquerades as a breaking news story but actually leave computers vulnerable to hackers.

Experts say the worm, dubbed Crowt-A, takes its subject lines, message content and attachment names from headlines gathered in real-time from the CNN website.

By Claire Woffenden at Web User.

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