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8/9: MyDoom-R Worm Downloads Code

8/9: MyDoom-R Worm Downloads Code
August 9, 2004
Keeping the malicious MyDoom family going, the latest variant, MyDoom-R, has hit the wild, downloading code onto infected machines.

MyDoom-R is a mass-mailing worm which copies itself to the Windows system folder as taskmon.exe. It will attempt to download an executable component from a remote website which Sophos Inc., an anti-virus and anti-spam company based in Lynnfield, Mass., detects as Troj/Dropper-B.

So far, Sophos is reporting that the new variant has a low prevalence.

The worm has been found to force the sender's address and use its own emailing engine.

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