New Virus Spreads by Chatting with You

(Newfactor Magazine)  Instant-messaging users beware. A new strain of pernicious messaging bots attacking the AOL Latest News about AOL instant-messenger network gives users the sense that they are chatting with a buddy when in fact they are being infected with a virus. IMlogic, a company specializing in instant-messaging securityRelevant Products/Services from Microsoft, has issued a warning about the new IM.Myspace04.AIM worm. The worm sends out messages that read "look at my new picture" or "why are you trying to send me a file?" Following these messages, you are sent a hyperlink to the domain, a free file-hosting site, to dupe you into downloading and installing the file. Read more