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New Bagle worm on the loose

by Nikola Strahija on March 5th, 2006 Bagle.dw is distributed by mass mailing, and comes as an attachment, posing to be 'evidence' of user's internet criminal activity.

The new instance of Bagle worm hit thousands of e-mail boxes this week. Instead of trying to trick users into clicking on a link or pretending to deliver a new security patch, this one tries to scare people into infecting their computers.

Messages state that the user is a criminal, involved in spam and other illegal internet activity, pointing to the attachment for evidence. The attachment being, of course, a self extracting executable file.

The ones who 'open' the attachment get infected with the bagle.dw. The worm also tries to download numerous files from the internet and run them remotely.

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