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Worm Targets MSN Messenger Users

cdesai12 Goldie

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Posted: 21 January 2005 at 4:38pm | IP Logged

Worm Targets MSN Messenger Users

By Ed Oswald, BetaNews

January 21, 2005, 11:29 AM

A new worm has set its sights on MSN Messenger users, and is currently spreading its way through the network, anti-virus software makers warned on Thursday. The worm, named W32/Bropia-A, attempts to trick users into downloading malicious PIF files. Once a file is executed, it runs a trojan horse that allows the hacker to control a victim's machine through Internet Relay Chat.

The trojan could potentially be used to reveal system information, log keystrokes, relay spam, or steal sensitive data according to security experts. The Bropia-A worm follows a similar attack on MSN Messenger users last October. That worm, called Funner, altered the Windows host file and added pornography and gaming sites.

Morgoth IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 21 January 2005 at 4:46pm | IP Logged
Thanks for the warning, Cdesai!
mango Goldie

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Posted: 21 January 2005 at 4:46pm | IP Logged

last time i use msn messenger then

thanx for the article Smile

meghavi IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 21 January 2005 at 6:02pm | IP Logged

Seems like its a very dangerous virus, thank you for the warning.!!

Edited by meghavi - 21 January 2005 at 6:03pm
*Anjali* IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 21 January 2005 at 8:17pm | IP Logged
thanks for the important info, cdesai!
HUMM IF-Dazzler

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Posted: 21 January 2005 at 8:24pm | IP Logged
omg....................... thanks for the warning yaar! ... msn usage stop...!
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