Gnutella targeted by worm

Summary:An unknown programmer has created a worm aimed at infecting Gnutella users. The malicious, but benign, worm uses Visual Basic Script to store itself on an infected computer in 23 different file names including Pamela Anderson movie listing.

An unknown programmer has created a worm aimed at infecting Gnutella users. The malicious, but benign, worm uses Visual Basic Script to store itself on an infected computer in 23 different file names including Pamela Anderson movie listing.vbs, collegesex.vbs, Battlefield Earth.vbs, Napster Metallica Crack.vbs, and NSync.vbs. The worm can only spread to computers whose users execute the code by double-clicking on the file. Gnutella is a free distributed network for exchanging files. It is similar to Napster, though technically different. Full story. -- Robert Lemos, ZDNet News

Topics: Malware, Security

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