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Bagle worms continue mutating

The fast changing, email-harvesting Bagle worm is operating under a new alias. Versions of the virulent worm now include Bagle-AB, and Sophos warns of receiving many reports of it from the wild. The worm arrives under a variety of possible subject lines, including ‘Re: Msg reply’, ‘Re: Hello’, ‘Re: Yahoo!’, ‘Re: Thank you!’, ‘Re: Thanks :)’, ‘RE: Text message’ or ‘Re: Document’. And as well as attempting to turn off virus protection systems on your computer, it scans all drives recursively to extract email addresses for further mass-mailing of itself. The latest member of the Bagle family of worms displays the fake error message ‘Can’t find a viewer associated with the file’ when its attachment is executed. Full Story

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