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Multiple Bagle variants unleashed

by Nikola Strahija on September 21st, 2005 Hackers have spammed out multiple new variants of the Bagle Trojan to millions of email addresses this week. Anti-virus firms were forced to issue more updates in a short period of time, because the attacks came in two waves on Monday and Tuesday.

The infected messages typically have a blank subject line, body text saying 'new price', and malicious file attachments such as '', '', and ''. The attached ZIP files contain a malicious file called price.exe, containing various variants of the Bagle Trojan.

These Bagle Trojans, as well as older versions, try to turn off security software while turning compromised machines into zombie drones under the control of hackers. The malware also tries to download further code from the internet.

-This Trojan horse is being aggressively seeded by its creator, using spam technology, to distribute malicious code to as many vulnerable computers as possible, in the shortest amount of time, said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at anti-virus firm Sophos.

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