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Worm Masquerades as Microsoft Antipiracy Program

Discussion in 'News' started by Mr.Cheeks, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member


    Worm Masquerades as Microsoft Antipiracy Program

    W32.Cuebot-K spreads via through AIM and disguises itself as Windows Genuine Advantage on infected PCs.

    Security analysts have detected a new piece of malware that appears to run as a Microsoft program used to detect unlicensed versions of its operating system.

    The malware has been classified as a worm and spreads through AOL's Instant Messenger program, said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos PLC, a security vendor.

    Sophos is calling it W32.Cuebot-K, a new variation in the Cuebot family of malware. The worm has a range of malicious functions. After it's installed, the worm immediately tries to connect to two Web sites, a sign it may try to download other bad programs on the machine....

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    1. zimbo
      LOL i was expecting something like that! :twisted:

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