More On The New Bagle

Here’s some more stuff from The Inquirer about the new Bagle worm (AV firm warns of fresh Bagle variant), which quotes F-Secure as saying it has issued a level two alert for a variant of Bagle which it said is propagating like crazy across the world. Some details: The firm said Bagle.AT is a polymorphic …

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MyDoom Anniversary: Another Big Attack In The Offing?

Today’s the first anniversary of the MyDoom.A worm. According to an email I received earlier today from MessageLabs, ‘the world’s leading provider of email security services to business’, it was a day that “changed the virus landscape forever”: 27 January 2005 – At 13.26pm on 26 January 2004, MessageLabs,  intercepted its first copy of W32/MyDoom.A. …

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McAfee’s Virus Report Card – Grim

It’s been a busy six months for the virus-writing folk. McAfee says the first half of this year has seen more serious viruses than in the whole of last year (sorry, no URL available yet). A large part of this has been the war between the Bagle and Netsky authors, a war that has seen …

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Virus Writers As Spotty Juveniles Or Hardened Criminals? Take Your Pick

Was the recent virus war just between kids, or something more sinister?   Mi2g, the British Internet security consultants, reckon not. “Upon analysing the juvenile dialogue between the malware writers of NetSky, Bagle and MyDoom it has been prematurely concluded by a range of commentators that this is a turf war between teenagers or college students seeking global notoriety.  Whilst script …

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The Virus Turf War

More on who’s behind the latest wave of virus attacks. Mary Landesman of About.com looks at text strings contained in the viruses of Bagle (sometimes Bagel) and MyDoom to show how ”a battle is waging between three groups of virus writers, each attempting to prove superiority over the other.” It’s a very good piece. But it’s …

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New Variation Of Bagle Spreading Fast

More virus trouble afoot. This time it’s a variation of Bagle. MessageLabs reports that it’s intercepted more than 10,000 copies in an hour as of this morning. Most seem to be from the UK and the U.S, although the first copy it received was from Poland. It appears to be a mass-mailing worm, installing a …

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The Bagle Worm

I’m getting quite a few warnings about a new worm called Bagle, so I thought I’d pass them along. MessageLabs, an email security company, says it’s currently spreading at an alarming rate. The first copy of the worm was intercepted from Germany, and at the moment the majority of copies are being captured as they …

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