New worm throws 'smachdown' on users

Wednesday, 16 March 2005, 1:17 AM EST

Elitper-D, a worm new to the Wild, is conning users by disguising itself as a screensaver featuring two female stars of professional wrestling.

The worm spreads via email pretending to be a bug fix for Microsoft Windows XP SP2, according to analysts from Sophos, Inc., an anti-virus and anti-spam company with U.S. headquarters in Lynnfield, Mass. However, when the bug attempts to spread via file-sharing systems and Internet relay chat, it disguises itself as a screensaver.

At Datamation.

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