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LoveGate worm carries nasty payload

The LoveGate worm (w32.lovegate@m) is currently spreading in Taiwan, Australia, France, and Japan. LoveGate (also known as Supnot) spreads via shared network files as well as by sending copies of itself via e-mail. LoveGate also contains a backdoor Trojan that allows remote users to have access to an infected PC. Mac and Linux users are not affected by LoveGate. Because LoveGate spreads via e-mail and could damage system files, this worm rates a 6 on the ZDNet Virus Meter. At least 10 known subject lines, body texts, and file attachments have been associated with this worm. In general, do not open attached files that arrive via e-mail without first saving them to the hard drive and scanning them with your antivirus software. LoveGate spreads via networked PC systems. It searches for shared folders and copies itself. Full Story

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