Meet the Peeping Tom worm

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by ronjor, Aug 23, 2004.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    A worm that has the capability to using webcams to spy on users is circulating across the Net.

    Rbot-GR, the latest variant of a prolific worm series, spreads via network shares, exploiting a number of Microsoft security vulnerabilities to drop a backdoor Trojan horse program on vulnerable machines as it propagates. Once a backdoor program is installed on a victim's PC it's game over and an attacker can do whatever takes their fancy. But Rbot-GR comes pre-loaded with functionality specifically designed to control webcam and microphones. Other variants of the worm do not come with this "Peeping Tom" routine, according to AV firm Sophos.

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  2. Rita

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    hey Ron
    Gee Whis whats next! :eek: :eek: :eek:
    i'm gonna check out the link--have a good eve
    rita
     
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