MSN Messenger invaded by new worm

Friday, 21 January 2005, 12:11 AM EST

A new computer worm is using Microsoft's MSN Messenger instant message network to spread on the Internet, according to antivirus software companies.

Bropia.A was first spotted on Wednesday and spreads by sending copies of itself to an MSN Messenger user's instant message contacts. When the worm is launched, it installs a Trojan horse program, Rbot, on vulnerable machines, according to alerts from F-Secure and Symantec.

By Paul Roberts at Info World.

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