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Netsky copycat sparks search for source code

Antivirus companies are trawling the Internet looking for evidence that the author of Netsky has published the worm’s source code, after new variants were discovered. Security experts suspect that the author of Netsky, which has been one of the most successful pieces of malware this year, is distributing the worm’s source code among the black-hat community. On Tuesday, the eleventh incarnation of the Netsky worm (Netsky.K) was found to contain a message from its author saying there would be no more variants. However, the note also indicated that the worm’s source code would be published, which could allow any number of people to develop their own version of Netsky. Since then, Netsky.L and Netsky.M have been discovered and security researchers say they show signs of being written by a different author. Full Story

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