“Internet security experts found a new version of the Mydoom computer worm, dubbed the Mydoom.B, that evades detection measures for the original worm, Finland’s F-Secure said. ‘The new virus has been modified so that the original Mydoom anti-virus protection does not detect it,’ Mikko Hyppoenen, director of computer security firm F-Secure’s anti-virus division, told AFP. ‘It is in the wild, and computers are getting infected, but so far in less numbers than by the original Mydoom virus,’ he added,” AFP reports.
“The Mydoom.B worm is designed to attack [url=http://www.microsoft.com]http://www.microsoft.com,[/url] Microsoft Corp’s main website, as well as the website of US-based software vendor SCO, which is the sole target of the original Mydoom worm. In addition, it has a new feature, rendering it impossible for infected computers to access the websites of several anti-virus software firms. ‘This is a nightmare come true for us …. infected users won’t get updates from anybody,’ Ero Carrera, a virus cracker with F-Secure, said after neutralizing the latest variant,” AFP reports.
Macintosh computers cannot be infected with either the original Mydoom or Mydoom.B virus.
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