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Tricky Windows worm poses as game

A new email-aware worm, Bibrog-B, poses as a computer game in an attempt to dupe users. The worm, which is spreading (modestly) by email and through file sharing networks, is more subtle and devious than most Windows worms. Its payload contains not just malicious code but a shooting game too. When users infect themselves via a virus they might notice something is wrong with their PC. The game component of Bibrog-B masks its true purposes. While the shooting game is running, the worm is copying itself across the user’s hard drive and preparing to forward itself to all contacts in the Outlook address book, or via file-sharing networks. Full Story

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