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Users of Vkontakte.ru Attacked by Network Virus

The Doctor Web Company informed about a major virus in Vkontakte.ru, a social network. If anyone clicks on deti.jpg, an external link, then the personal information stored on computer could be lost, as reported by CNews on May 19, 2008.

The epidemic appeared due to a harmful network worm called Win32.HLLW.AntiDurov. The worm sends the link to snap, deti.jpg, which takes the resource of malefactor from infected system to Vkontakte.ru's other users. If the link is followed, then an executable file called deti.scr is sent, a network worm.

As it is launched from the victim's system, the worm safely keep a snap on the disc. If a reckless user watches that snap, it launches the staffing software that is used to saw JPEG files. In this way, the user sees what he hopes to see withou...

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