New MyDoom worm uses search engines to spread

Thursday, 17 February 2005, 2:54 PM EST

Internet users are being threatened by yet another variant of the MyDoom mass mailing worm, which is spreading in part by using e-mail addresses found through popular search engines, security experts warned.

The new variant was first spotted late Wednesday and reports from computer users suggest the worm is already circling the globe, according to Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.

By Scarlet Pruitt at InfoWorld.

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