First JPEG Virus Posted To Usenet

@ 2004/09/29
This could possibly be the worst viruses yet! Earlier this month Microsoft announced a problem in their GDI driver that processes the way JPEG images are displayed. Someone has finally posted an exploit to Usenet. Easynews, a premium Usenet provider, found the virus Sunday afternoon. Up-to-date information about how we found it and what it does is located at www.easynews.com/virus.txt. When this picture is viewed it installs remote management software (winvnc and radmin) and will connect to irc

Comment from jmke @ 2004/09/29
"Heh, Norton Antivirus wouldn't even let me try it. The heuristics grabbed it before it was even on my desktop. Now that is impressive. "

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Comment from easypanic @ 2004/09/29
Not good news .

 

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