Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Another Worm Hits Online Tsunami Relief

Another Worm Hits Online Tsunami Relief: "Another Worm Hits Online Tsunami Relief
January 18, 2005
By Sean Michael Kerner

Another worm has emerged in the wild, preying on the generosity of those trying to donate to the Tsunami relief effort.
Multiple security firms, including McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos and Symantec, today are reporting the discovery of the worm. McAfee and Symantec call it W32.Zar.A@mm, Trend Micro calls it WORM_ZAR.A and Sophos calls it W32/VBSun-A.
The worm usually has the subject line 'Tsunami Donation! Please help' and includes an attachment named tsunami.exe. When clicked, the attachment delivers its payload, which is a Denial of Service (DoS) attack on the German domain www.hacksector.de. "


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