New Bagle Virus Gaining Momentum
Known as Bagle.B, the virus is a mass-mailer like the original Bagle, and also includes a component that notifies the author each time a new machine is infected.A new version of the Bagle virus is making the rounds of the Internet. Known as Bagle.B, the virus is a mass-mailer like the original Bagle and also includes a component that notifies the author each time a new machine is infected. Anti-virus companies say they have seen several dozen submissions of Bagle.B from customers Tuesday morning. The new variant arrives in an e-mail with a spoofed sending address and a subject line that contains the term "ID" followed by a string of random characters. The text of the message simply says: "Yours ID" followed by another bunch of random characters.
The attachment is an executable file with a random file. Once the user executes the file, the virus mails itself to all of the names found on the users hard drive, with the exception of addresses in the Hotmail, MSN, Microsoft and AVP domains.