“Security firms are warning that a new virus is on the loose, and its target appears to be Microsoft.com. The new virus, named Zindos, piggybacks on the success of the recent MyDoom.O virus. Zindos compromises computers infected with the earlier virus and is programmed to visit the Microsoft home page every 50 milliseconds,” IBS reports.
“Earlier this week Google, Lycos, Altavista and Yahoo all struggled to cope with the MyDoom.O virus, which created endless loops of requests directed at the targeted Web sites. Zindos is spread from infected computer to infected computer, via a ‘back-door’ in the MyDoom.O virus. That opening allows Zindos to bypass other virus protections and infect a computer. It then uses the comprised machine to attack the Microsoft site and search for other computers to infect,” IBS reports. “The virus affects Windows systems but not computers running the Linux or Apple operating systems.”
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