The Blackworm, Nyxem, KamaSutra Worm…

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Lot’s of news following up on the Nyxem worm in the last few days. It’s currently going under a number of names, the Kama Sutra Worm, Blackworm are some of the more common names. Sans has a page for information on the worm here. Microsoft has detailed manual removal instructions. The counter that logs the [...]

Nyxem.E virus delete files payload

Friday, January 20th, 2006

F-secure has some details on a dangerous payload for the Nyxem.E virus. (The Nyxem.E virus is very similar to the Email-Worm.Win32.VB.bi that was talked about earlier in the week.) In fact, this virus seems to be spreading fairly well (not the blockbuster spread of older email viruses, but it is spreading.) Anyway, according to f-secure [...]

New mass mailing virus

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

F-secure has information on a fairly aggressive new email virus. Their name for it is VB.bi although it’s aliases are…. W32.Blackmal.E@mm, WORM_GREW.A, W32/Nyxem-D, Email-Worm.Win32.VB.bi depending on which AV vendor you check with. It’s a worm as well, in that it tries to spread through remote shares. It attempts to disable antivirus software as well. Here [...]

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