Is it a Virus? Is it a Trojan? No, It's Super Worm!

Written by Jason Cundall

June 6, 2005 // 12:39 p.m.

Tags: #mytob #mytob-variants-make-experts-ponder-super-worm #super-worm #trojan #variants #virus #worm

Keep those Anti-Virus signatures up to date, and ensure you wash your hands before and after using your keyboard, advises Matron... Sorry, I meant Anti-Virus Experts:

Virus writers responsible for the recent rash of Mytob worm variants could be working on creating a super worm, a security researcher warns.

The "HellBot" group behind the Mytob worms write programming instructions in their code that mirror the way developers work, says Sophos Security Consultant Carole Theriault.

"The only conclusion we can come up with is that they are working on a big super worm," Theriault says.

Since its discovery in February, the Mytob mass-mailing worm has spawned dozens of variants, each just slightly different, according to researchers.


More from PCWorld here, and you can discuss the possibility of Super Worms over in the news discussion forum. Just don't forget your face-masks...
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