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Meet Santa before Christmas

by Nikola Strahija on December 21st, 2005 The new IM.GiftCom.All worm is using instant messaging to spread around, by offering the unsuspecting users of AOL, Yahoo and Microsoft's IM software a trip to a festive Santa site.

By clicking on the link takes victims to a different site where a malicious file is downloaded to their computers. A bonus addition to Santa's visit is that the file is difficult to detect with conventional anti-virus tools and also attempts to shut down anti-virus software while it collects personal information, then redistributed over the Internet.

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