More @ Trend Labs Blogworm is making use of MSN messenger to ring in the New Year — by spreading copies of itself, of course.
Messages are accompanied by a link that downloads Photos1-2008.zip which, when opened, drops the file happy2008.exe together with the ZIP file.
The best users can do is to either avoid clicking links received via IM, disable links from being clickable at all if their IM clients allow it, or to simply ask a follow-up question to the sender, like: “hey, is this file safe?” Chances are, it won’t answer if it’s malware doing the sending.
True, good cheer spreads fast but unfortunately, so does malware, if one is really not careful
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