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New Bagle-B worm spreading, warns Sophos

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against spam and viruses, is warning of a new worm called Tanx-A (also known as Bagle-B). Sophos has received several reports of this worm spreading in the wild. The Tanx-A (Bagle-B) worm spreads via email and arrives with the subject line ‘ID’ followed by various random characters and the message text ‘Yours ID’. An attached .exe file, has a randomly generated filename. If run, a remote access component allows hackers to gain remote access to infected computers. The worm harvests email addresses from infected PCs and, when forwarding itself on to other computer users, spoofs the “From:” field using addresses found on the computer’s hard drive. Full Story

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