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New Download.Ject worm variant appears

It infects vulnerable systems with a Trojan horse and keystroke logger

AUGUST 20, 2004 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) - Users who have not yet installed the three out-of-cycle patches contained in Microsoft Corp.'s July 30 security bulletin MS04-25 now have another reason to do so immediately.
A new version of a worm called Download.Ject takes advantage of one of the flaws fixed by the patches and has begun circulating online, according to Thor Larholm, a researcher at PivX Solutions Inc.

Like its predecessor, the new version of Dowload.Ject infects vulnerable systems with a Trojan horse and a keystroke logger. But unlike the original worm, which was designed to capture sensitive information such as credit card numbers and ATM codes from infected systems, the new worm generates pop-up advertisements to pornographic sites, Larholm said.

More: http://www.computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/virus/story/0,10801,95387,00.html

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