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Bagle strikes again

Date: March 05, 2005
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: CCRC staff

Kaspersky Labs, a leading Russian developer of anti-virus, hacker and spam protection systems announces that they found a series of modifications of a famous network worm "Email-Worm.Win32.Bagle". These are different variants of the same malware with the only peculiarity that it has no function of reproduction (self-distribution of a malicious code from the exploited PC). Kaspersky Labs claim that the epidemic was caused by spam distribution of infected e-mails.

New “Bagles” are sent through e-mail as attached files. These files have random names and extensions. The subject and the text of these e-mails are also random or even missing. It is still difficult to uncover the infected e-mail: it is necessary to remain very careful.

CCRC experts advise you to be on the alert and not to read and what is more execute files attached to e-mails sent to you by stranger. This is the most expedient and effective means to run uninfected.

Worm's activation is at the initiative of a user, who opens the file attached to the infected e-mail and in that way executes the infected file. Malware shuts down processes that maintain private protection of the PC and local networks. Recently experts detected ten new variants of "Email-Worm.Win32.Bagle".

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2005-11-02 11:15:49 - Thank you for the information! Philip
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