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Lovgate worm thrives on a full inbox

Novel form of transmission makes recipients more likely to open it. A new variant of the Lovgate.C worm is on the loose and is punishing those of us who leave their inboxes stuffed with old email. The worm doesn’t take the usual route of mining your address book for email addresses to propagate itself. Instead it replies to all the email addresses in your inbox as well as any incoming emails. It also checks for email addresses stored within web page caches that may be on your hard drive. While it does not destroy data it does leave a Trojan that allows remote access to your computer via port 10168 and sends a message to either 54love@fescomail.net or hacker117@163.com. Full Story

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