Thursday, June 02, 2005

Bagle variants punch, punch and punch again

Matt Loney writes in C|Net News:

The latest variants of the Bagle worm have alarmed antivirus companies because of the multiple-stage process they use to attack PCs.

The variants, which Computer Associates International has given a new name--Glieder--because it says they are so different from previous Bagle worms, combine several elements in a way not seen before. In this staged approach, viruses seed their victims, then disarm them, and then finally exploit them.


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