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Infected PCs spew MyDoom variant! - 8/16/2004 6:49:29 PM   
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The MyDoom worm saga continued today with the release of yet another variant of the noxious email worm. The latest variant - MyDoom-S (AKA MyDoom-Q or MyDoom-R) - poses as a funny photographs in order to dupe users into opening an infectious attachment called photos_arc.exe.

MyDoom-S runs when a Windoze user (Linux or Mac users are immune) clicks on this malicious attachment. Thereafter the worm mass-mails itself to email addresses harvested from the infected machine with the subject line "photos" and message body "LOL!;))))". Like other variants of MyDoom, MyDoom-S also tries to download a backdoor Trojan (in this case Surila-G) from one of a number of websites onto infected PCs. The Trojan allows infected machines to be controlled remotely by attackers in order to send spam, for example.


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