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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:57 am    Post subject: 'Brad Pitt' virus targets Microsoft Reply with quote

Published: March 31, 2005, 9:07 AM PST
By Dan Ilett
Special to CNET News.com

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Britney Spears are the subjects of a virus scam that is attempting to recruit computers for a denial-of-service attack on Microsoft.

Hackers have released a self-spreading worm, called Ahker-F, that promises salacious movie clips of the celebrities. The e-mails contain text such as: "Watch Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt cought (sic) on TAPE! SEXY CLIP! WATCH IT!"


Attached to the e-mail is a .Zip file that contains the worm. If opened, the worm spreads to the user's e-mail contacts, disables security settings on the PC and launches its part in a denial-of-service attack against Microsoft's security update Web site.

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