New variants disable antivirus software, open a back door on infected PCs.
Carly Suppa, ITWorldCanada.com
Friday, July 09, 2004
A new variant of the Lovgate worm has been discovered infecting PCs globally, according to security bulletins by major security firms including Symantec and McAfee.
First discovered in February 2003, the Lovgate worm spreads by e-mailing itself to addresses found on infected PCs. Once inside a machine, the worm opens a "back door" to allow an attacker inside. In addition, Lovgate scans PCs for executables and replaces them with further copies of itself.
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