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    Question Hackers/ Script Kiddies Beware

    New worm hunts hackers and script kiddies

    Taken from :http://www.securitynewsportal.com/cg...one&id=44&op=t


    Those of us who worry about getting a computer virus might take some solace in the newest trend in malicious code: bad guys hunting other bad guys with targeted viruses. W32.HLLW.Cydog@mm is a mass mailing worm that arrives as an email attachment, but also attempts to spread itself via the KaZaA, eDonkey2000, Bearshare, Grokster, and Morpheus file-sharing networks. Malicious code that spreads itself via file-sharing networks uses some sophisticated social engineering. The executable virus gives itself some interesting names to entice victims into downloading the file.



    The file names used in the Cydog worm target cybercriminals and crackers and are aimed at script kiddies trolling the Web to find cracking tools. Downloading any of the supposed cracking files that hide the Cydog worm will infect a user's computer, then try to disable any antivirus and firewall programs that are running. According to Symantec's write-up on Cydog, the virus then attempts to delete all the .exe, .dll, .ocx, and .ini files on the infected computer
    This isn't the first virus to target hackers and crackers. The Yoohoo virus and igloo worm promised cracking tools and serial numbers to activate unregistered, un-purchased copies of software. Cydog was discovered February 26, and Symantec rates the virus as a 2 out of 5 on its damage scale. The company evaluates the distribution of the worm and its damage potential as "high."

    Click here to read what Symantec has to say about this new worm


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    What I 'll like to know is - Who are they working for ?

    Good Virus or Bad Virus - it's always a virus and it is cyber crime.



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    Dr Evil

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    ahhh .. i think i know those viruses. it looks like nimda w32@mm or something. and yess you right it arrives as an emaill attachment.
    i've already updated my lastest antivirus and still can't clean the virus. and finally i try to find it on the net and i find http://www.bitdefender.com .
    but you should clean the virus manually and it will ask you to reboot the computer after the virus had founded and cleaned.
    i dunno who are they working for mate .. but i know it is not really a bad virus .. it's only make our connection or the computer works slower than before. try to downlad from bitfefender and you can clean it manually. as long as i know they stayed in my computer for days without anything i could do. but the system still work well but the comp works so so so so sloooooowwww.

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    Hmmm, reminds me of the "carnevoure" project or something like that. Creepy.
    Ubuntu-: Means in African : "Im too dumb to use Slackware"

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    hey shadow_dancer,

    you are right !

    i've already updated my lastest antivirus and still can't clean the virus. and finally i try to find it on the net and i find http://www.bitdefender.com .
    many think they are completely protected by their anti-virus.

    This is a good site for it:-

    http://www.bitdefender.com


    Dr_Evil

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    i just remember the last name of the virus @mm...

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