The 'hacker tool' worm that gurned

Thursday, 3 February 2005, 9:18 AM EST

The old English practice of gurning, in which participants pull a funny or scary face, is being used by a newly discovered worm to distract PC users while their machines are being compromised.

The Wurmark-F worm, a variant of Wurmark-D which began spreading last month, arrives as a zipped email attachment and displays a picture of an old man pulling an impressive gurn.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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