Over the past week there have been two brand new worms spreading via MSN and Windows Live Messenger.

One known as the Black Angels attack sends the following messages to your Messenger contacts: 'jaja look a that fantasma.zip' and 'mira este video fantasma.zip jaja'. This only appears to be affecting French users, but it is easy to be fooled no matter what language the text is in. The file looks like it is in Windows Media Player file format, but in reality it is a zipped folder. According to Panda Software it disables your registry editor, task manager and attempts to end your anti virus processers. Other than that no direct harm to your files has been detected but it opens a whole new load of annoyances and security flaws by doing this, so be careful.

The second is really a nuisance worm. It sends messages like "check out these pics of us! http://~~~~~.pics-myspace.info", but the file leads you to download an .exe and if that is ran it will send the same message to all your contacts. No real damage from this one is known, but your contacts won't be too happy with you that's for sure. Remember instant messengers are a target for viruses and worms so be careful.

View source for Black Angels worm
View source for MySpace worm

Tags:   Virus  Security    

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Comment by .Lou
Posted on 15 Jun 2006
This only appears to be affecting French users,
There's not a single french word in there...

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