Bagle mutates again

By Derek Sooman on March 6, 2006, 9:04 PM
Security gurus are warning of the dangers of a new variant of the Bagle worm. This new version poses as a lawsuit against the recipient. Bagle-DO is carried in an e-mail with subject lines such as "Pay your debts before we come to you," "Call to your lawyer immediately," "Lawsuit against you" and "We wait your response." The usual poor spelling and punctuation no doubt apply.

The emails urge the recipient to open the attached file (which can be called lawsuit.exe, explanation.exe or documents.exe), but if it is executed, the worm installs itself on the PC and looks for other computers to infect via email and peer-to-peer file-sharing systems.

The worm chooses from a variety of messages to send, all claiming to be about different types of legal action. Messages include one that claims the recipient's company sent an unsolicited commercial fax without permission. Another claims the recipient's company conducted an unsatisfactory car service which resulted in a fire.

The malware also tries to spread via P2P file-sharing systems, posing as nude pictures of actress Kate Beckinsale (ooh er!) or erotic pics of Paris Hilton (ugh!)

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Phantasm66 said:
I think someone should bring out a virus called "Paris Hilton."
Cartz said:
[b]Originally posted by Phantasm66:[/b][quote]I think someone should bring out a virus called "Paris Hilton."[/quote]I think Mr. Hilton's already done that.
v2000 said:
does the exe file lock up all the files in the system? coz my friend's files were locked by a password and a report pops up by clicking on the file instructed her how to make payment to an egold account. Is this an auto generated report??tks :)
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