"This sophisticated bot attack is programmed such that infected users cannot see the messages the worm is sending on their behalf. When recipients of the malicious message reply to the infected user, the bot running on the infected machine sends follow-up messages," IMlogic said in an advisory.
As people became more cautious and tools for detecting common worms and viruses become more accessible, what better way for malicious programs to adapt than to begin to simulate humans, the last line trust? For the multitude of AIM users out there – be careful what you click on.
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