Monday, January 24, 2005
Instant Messing Worm Hits the Net
A new worm has showed up with a new infection vector -- instant messaging. And it's no surprise who's network proved vulnerable to this, it's Microsoft's MSN. It's unclear from the article if this requires the user to do something (like run the attachment), or if it's a true worm taking advantage of a security hole. The latter is pretty scary, since it can rapidly spread by hitting everyone online in IM's contact list, instead of needing to scan for targets.