New Trojan spreads Via Spam

One security firm worried that attackers are finding quicker ways to do their deeds.

E-mail security firm MessageLabs Inc. this week expressed concern over the Trojan Backdoor-CGT that spreads through spam.

"The scary thing about this is that it was spammed out, which allowed it to move rapidly in a short period of time," said Natasha Staley, an information security analyst for MessageLabs.

The program--also known as Xebiz-A, Troj/Xebix-A, and Trojan.Win32.Genme-A--is installed after e-mail recipients using Microsoft Outlook follow a URL in the message, Symantec said in an advisory.

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