"We were contacted some hours ago by an organization that had several hundred Windows computers in their internal network infected by a new variant of Ircbot," said Mikko Hypponen, director of antivirus research at F-Secure, writing on the company weblog. "While analyzing the malware, we noticed that this Ircbot variant had something new up its sleeve. This bot was using the brand new MS05-039 Plug-and-Play vulnerability - just like the Zotob worm."
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