New Worm Targets Old Windows Flaws

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  1. Marianna

    Marianna Spyware Fighter

    Apr 23, 2002
    B.C. Canada
    Plexus harvests e-mail addresses, uses Kazaa network to spread itself.

    Paul Roberts, IDG News Service
    Friday, June 04, 2004
    Antivirus software companies are warning customers about a new e-mail worm that targets unpatched Microsoft Windows machines with either of two recently disclosed software vulnerabilities.

    The new worm, known as both "Plexus" and "Explet.A," was first detected on Wednesday and spreads by exploiting Windows machines with vulnerabilities used by two recent worms, Sasser and Blaster, according to alerts. Network Associates' McAfee Antivirus Emergency Response Team and Symantec both say the new worm does not pose a serious threat, but issued software updates to detect it.

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