Virus: Bugbear

A new Bugbear worm has been found spreading across the Internet.

The virus, which is sent as an e-mail attachment with a variety of subject lines including "bad news," "Membership Confirmation," "Market Update Report," and "Your Gift", is designed to destroy antivirus or personal firewalls. It also records user keystrokes to capture passwords, sends copies of itself as e-mail attachments, and copies itself on to directories shared by networks that are accessible to the computers it infects.

For more information on the worm, see the Computerworld story.

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