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ZDNet: VBS worm targets Gnutella users

Jun 04, 2000, 15:56 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)

[ Thanks to George Mitchell for this link. ]

"An unknown author has created a worm aimed at infecting Gnutella users."

"Possibly malicious in intent, but benign in reality, the worm uses the Visual Basic Script language to store itself on an infected computer in 23 different files named, for example, Pamela Anderson movie listing.vbs, collegesex.vbs, Battlefield Earth.vbs, Napster Metallica Crack.vbs and NSync.vbs."

"Anti-virus firm Trend Micro Inc. (Nasdaq: TMIC) had not had any reports of public infections, but had posted an alert about the worm, which it calls VBS_GNUTELWORM, on May 31. The worm contains a simpler name, Gnutella Worm v1.1."

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