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Sophos warns of black dog virus

Cidu-A and Randon-R are trying to spread to a network near you. Unlike the most recent batch of viruses these two new threats do not use email for spreading themselves. Instead, they rely on network shares, with peer-2-peer swapping environments such as KaZaA helping to do the work. As of yet, these viruses are not widespread. There have only been a few reports of activity ‘in the wild’. Apparently written in Delphi, the Cidu-A virus searches your hard drive looking for executables and overwriting them with copies of itself. And it marks them as hidden, system and read-only files. Characteristically, it displays a picture of a black dog merged with a human face. Sophos also warns that it can replace your Desktop icons, disables your taskbar and disable your keyboard or mouse. Full Story

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