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Worm Masquerades as Microsoft Antipiracy Program

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  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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