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IM Hungry … Got Worms?!?!

Monday, October 31st, 2005

Rootkit found in new AIM worm.

This is the first time that we have seen a rootkit as part of the bundle of applications that is sent to your machine. It is a disturbing trend.

Umm…I disagree. We saw it bundled with windows and the ‘Remote Assistance’ crap. Its only a matter of time before that is exploited.

In addition to the “lockx.exe” rootkit file, the new worm delivers a version of the Sdbot Trojan horse, said FaceTime, which sells products to protect instant-messaging traffic. Sdbot opens a backdoor on the infected PC

Nice…well, so much for ’safe’ Instant Messaging…Guess we’ll all have to go back to IRC….Oh wait:

Added by the W32/Sdbot-ADD worm. When this infection starts it will connect to an IRC server where it will wait for remote commands to execute.

LOL!!!! Windows AIM users have been 0\/\//\/3d.