Computer World has a breaking story on the launch of a new wave of Bagle trojan-virus attacks that started early this morning.
” Unlike earlier forms of Bagle, the new variant sends out e-mails with Trojan horse programs attached to them, as opposed to copies of the virus file.”
“The Trojan targets computers running Microsoft Corp.’s Windows operating system and hides within a Zip file archive. The Trojan horse program is an executable program file that uses innocuous names such as “doc_01.exe,” or “prs_03.exe.”
“The e-mail messages, which try to trick users into opening the file attachment and install the Trojan program, have subject lines such as “New Price List.”
“The Trojan programs also modify a Windows configuration file to try to block access to Web sites operated by antivirus and computer security companies.”