A new worm
in the wild is spreading using MSN Messenger
. Dubbed Bropia.A, this worm spreads itself
by files claiming to be files such as love_me.pif, drunk_lol.pif, etc, with promises of rude or funny contents. Aren't people such suckers? Just watch you don't fall for it.
F-Secure said that contacts are harvested from client machines by snooping on MSN windows using Windows hooks.
The worm also throws backdoor software, a variant of Rbot, on infected machines. This copies itself as LEXPLORE.EXE
The zombie logs keystrokes, harvests system information, and generally makes a nuisance of itself.