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.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Free security software identifies cloud vulnerabilities

Posted on 21 October 2104.  |  Designed for IT and security professionals, the service gives a view of the data exchanged with partner and cloud applications beyond the network firewall. Completely passive, it runs on non-production systems, and does not require firewall changes.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Tue, Oct 21st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //