New AIM worm hides adware sting in its tail
Researchers have discovered a previously undocumented instant messaging (IM) worm that targets AOL’s AIM applications. The recently discovered worm is coded to exploit PC hosts infected with lockx.exe or palsp.exe. It uses IRC enabled malware to connect the host to a server for further infection through a series of commands.
Jan 20 2006 10:18AM