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Thread poster: RHELLER
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Nov 10, 2004

New Internet Worm Breaks Discovery Speed Record


AMSTERDAM (Nov. 9) - A new computer worm emerged on Tuesday which broke the speed record from the announcement of a security vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer to a full-blown virus that spreads in the wild.

The vulnerability was discovered and made public by two hackers with aliases ''ned'' and ''SkyLined'' on Friday, and only four days later a worm exploiting the weakness was developed and set loose, several virus-trackers reported.

Microsoft said the worm is a variant of MyDoom and that it was investigating the threat the worm poses.

Some anti-virus companies said the new worm was different from MyDoom because it spreads via weblinks and not e-mail attachments.

''People will receive an e-mail saying that their PayPal account has been credited or that they are invited to watch a webcam. When they click on the link, just by viewing a site it executes code and infects the computer.
Reut10:51 11-09-04

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Description and removal tool Nov 10, 2004

I think that you are talking of Mydoom.AH. Here's a description of that worm, with a link to a removal tool:

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