Security fears raised for new Bagle attack

F-Secure is warning that a Bagle attack could be imminent as a number of the URLs accessed by the viruses have been re-activated.

Security fears raised for new Bagle attack

The company says the URLs have been loaded with a new 188KB executable file, which computers currently infected by the Bagle virus will begin downloading.

The new executable causes the infected machines to start pumping out emails with a new variant of the virus. F-Secure says that the emails have attachments with filenames related to price lists.

The emails include a gif image which displays the password needed to open the attachment. Once the attached Zip file is run, it installs the file and opens a fake error code in Notepad or Registry Editor.

It also uses a rootkit to hide its presence on infected systems.

F-Secure says it has already added protection against the new variant.

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