New Mytob worm poses as IT administrator

Thursday, 2 June 2005, 2:57 AM EST

Another variant of the Mytob worm began wiggling its way into inboxes this week, enticing recipients to open an e-mail attachment that could allow a remote hacker to access and perform commands on an infected machine.

The variant, dubbed "Mytob.bi" by some security researchers, scans the hard drive of an infected machine and sends copies of itself to e-mail addresses it finds in the Windows Address Book.

By Scarlet Pruitt at IT World.

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