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    Kaspersky Lab Warns to Be Careful

    Date04 Jul 2000
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Kaspersky Lab, an international anti-virus software development company, announces the discovery of a new Internet-worm "Jer", which has an ability to penetrate computers at the moment users visit infected web pages. . . . Kaspersky Lab, an international anti-virus software development company, announces the discovery of a new Internet-worm "Jer", which has an ability to penetrate computers at the moment users visit infected web pages.

    "The worm is not so dangerous compared to such deplorably known monsters as "Chernobyl" or "Melissa". Also, it has some errors that enable a spreading routine only using IRC channels, but not e-mail. If there were not such primitive, errors the world would face yet another global epidemic comparable to "LoveLetter," said Eugene Kaspersky, Head of Anti-Virus Research at Kaspersky Lab. "However, the appearance of this worm demonstrates the new technology of "promoting" viruses on the Internet. Firstly, the virus is placed on a web site. Then its owner carries out an aggressive promotional campaign to attract more users to this site. This has an eye to at least several dozens of many thousands of new visitors, who will pass the virus on to their computers".

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