Chernobyl virus hitches a ride

Tuesday, 7 May 2002, 10:56 AM EST

The Klez worm just keeps on giving.

The persistent pest, which made a strong comeback last month in the form of the Klez.h variant, is now helping revive the Chernobyl virus, according to a new report from antivirus company Symantec.

The report says that a virus known as W95.CIH.1049, a slight variation of the W95.CIH bug dubbed the Chernobyl virus when it began spreading four years ago, has been detected in recent infections of the Klez worm. The main difference with the new virus is that it's set to activate on 2 August of every year, as opposed to the 26 April attack date of the original Chernobyl.

[ Read more ]

Comment:

More information on the Klez family of worms can be found here. The Chernobyl virus (W95.CIH) information page is here.




Spotlight

The big picture of protecting and securing Big Data

Today almost every company is dealing with big data in one way or another – including customer data, tracking data, and behavioral marketing information – connecting every aspect of our lives. While this is a cutting edge use of technology, data monitoring can become dangerous when placed in the wrong hands.


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

Fri, Aug 28th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //