The "Bizex" worm
attacks ICQ users
First global epidemic of an ICQ worm
Kaspersky Labs has issued a warming that
"Bizex", a new network worm has
been detected, which has caused the first global epidemic among users of
ICQ, the Internet instant messaging system.
The ICQ message is sent to victim
computers issues an invitation to
visit the hacker web-site 'jokeworld'. If the user visits this site,
cartoons from the popular series "Joecartoon" are shown to disguise the
true nature of the site. At the same time, a Java virus imperceptibly
penetrates the victim system; this virus uses a loophole in ICQ to
secretly send a link to the site named above to all contacts in the
computer owner's ICQ, as from the owner.
Kaspersky Labs recommends users that if
they received a link to the
'jokeworld' site to delete it immediately. Users should under no
circumstances visit the site.
Kaspersky Labs expert personnel are
currently analysing the malicious
program, and detailed information will be available shortly.
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