The Register: First PHP virus found – PHP.NewWorld

[ Thanks to mike for this link.

“The first virus to use PHP scripting language to infect
computers has been identified by anti-virus security firm Central

“PHP.NewWorld is spread to a system when executing an
infected script. However the virus is not able to spread out from
an infected system
, which means its effects are far less
damaging than might otherwise be the case.”

“Although PHP.NewWorld is currently not a major threat, it marks
a new step toward new virus generation,” said Steven Sundermeier,
product manager at Central Command, who nonetheless expects that
copycat viruses will be created.”


Get the Free Newsletter!

Subscribe to Developer Insider for top news, trends, & analysis