Worm infiltrates Kazaa network

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    I wonder if the RIAA created this one... [​IMG]
    A worm was discovered that masquerades as music and movie files on infected Kazaa hosts. Click here for news article
    Symantec calls it the W32.Benjamin.Worm and more info can be found here. Definitions for Norton Antivirus that detect this worm can be downloaded from their web site, and will also be available via Live Update as part of their weekly update which should be tomorrow night (5/22).
    Symantec rates this worm a level 1 threat (very low), as only a few infections have been reported within a limited geographical area. This could change if the worm becomes more wide spread. UPDATE: It is now listed as a Level 2 threat, due to an increase in reported infections.
    The worm does no damage and is easy to remove if you do get infected with it. It only spreads via Kazaa, and uses names that make the worm appear to really be a self-extracting music or movie file.
    Always use caution when downloading executable files (.exe, .com, .bat, .pif, .lnk, or .vbs files in particular) from anywhere, Kazaa or otherwise...
    KJP
    (Edited to reflect increase in reported infections and Symantec level 2 upgrade)
     
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