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Lovgate risk increases

Risk assessment upgraded to medium for internet worm variant discovered yesterday. Security experts have raised risk assessments for the recently discovered virus W32/Lovgate.ab@MM, also known as Lovgate.ab. Researchers from McAfee’s AVERT antivirus team said they had moved Lovgate.ab up to medium risk after receiving more than 100 samples of the worm from customers and virus-generated mail around the world in the first few hours after its discovery yesterday. Lovgate.ab is a prolific internet worm that spreads via email, sending itself to addresses found on the victim’s machine in the form of a .zip archive, or as an .exe, .scr, .pif, .cmd or .bat file. The zip file may have a .zip or .rar extension, and may also be dropped to the root of local and mapped drives. Once activated the worm attempts to deliver its payload, which potentially opens infected machines to remote users through a network share. Full Story

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