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Lovgate Worm Strikes Back!

By Phantasm66
Jul 8, 2004
  1. After first making its debut back in February 2003, the Lovgate worm is back again with a new variant.

    "The most recent versions of the worm--Lovgate.AE and Lovgate.AH--were discovered on Sunday. They spread by e-mailing themselves to addresses found on an infected machine and then open a "back door" to give control of the infected system to an attacker."

    This variant will not actually delete files and folders - as such - it will instead replace critical system files with infected binaries that can effectively render a Windows install useless.
     
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