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New Windows worm in the wild

A worm named Naco.B has been released into the wild by the well-known virus writer who goes by the pseudonym Melhacker, according to the network security firm iDefense. iDefense senior intelligence analyst Ken Dunham said a rapid response by anti-virus vendors, and the immediate and obvious payloads were likely to curb the success of the worm. Anti-virus software maker Symantec said there were bugs in the worm’s code and therefore it may not work as it was intended to. The worm spreads through email, P2P file sharing networks, attempts to download additional files, and defaces web servers running Microsoft’s Internet Information Server software. Full Story

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