Windows hit again – yet another “worm” – Victims include Disney, Nasa, AIG and others?

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September 11, 2010 by openbytes

Windows is reported to be yet again under attack and as usual it is the end-user who suffers.  The BBC is reporting that a worm, spread by unsuspecting souls opening a PDF attached to an email, see’s their Outlook address book hijacked with the worm sending itself out to everyone contained therein.

The worm also reportedly tries to disable any security software it encounters and also tries to manipulate USB and other devices.  Of course sadly, for many Windows this is not unique and maybe the blasé attitude the average Windows user has to security is through to a resignation to the fact that they will be victims anyway.

The BBC reports:

Efforts to contain the virus were aided late on 9 September when the website hosting the worm was shut down. However, security firms expect new variants of the worm to turn up.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11258795

So happy times are here again as this worm is forked by unscrupulous individuals ad infinitum.   As is usually the case, I am sure we will see a “Microsoft blames…..” press release or interview, it’s not Microsoft’s fault, its yours.  At the moment, its reported that Nasa, Disney and others have been hit and are “struggling to contain” the outbreak.  It should be noted that of course Microsoft has little control over a malicious PDF which instructs Outlook to perform in this way, but then this is just the latest example of the day to day issues Windows users can face.  Do me a favour, speak to the “average Joe” computer user and see if they have a good word to say about Microsoft.

Life is wonderful as a Windows user isn’t it?

Goblin – bytes4free@googlemail.com

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7 thoughts on “Windows hit again – yet another “worm” – Victims include Disney, Nasa, AIG and others?

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  2. Robotron 2084 says:

    Word! Listen to Goblin, Yo. Fucking Microbitch raped his wife. He’s all serious about security and stuff. Dat shit does not be happening with Linux. Unless you’re a nub that didn’t RTFMN, but only a puck-ass bitch would do that.

  3. [...] report from Ryan Naraine? All versions of Windows appear to be affected by a new worm and OpenBytes says that “victims include Disney, Nasa AIG and others,” at least based on the sources Tim [...]

  4. Insecurity as a way of life.

    I don’t know how much time I’ve saved since I stopped using Windows, but since I no longer have to worry about system maintenance in a house where all five adults have two or more computers, it’s a lot.

    • openbytes says:

      Aw bless Robotron, he is really trying….. As we’ve now seen its pointless even engaging in a debate with him, when he doesnt get his own way, he throws his teddy in the corner and goes off on a vulgar tirade.

      For those interested, here’s Robotron giving his latest rant:

      • Robotron 2084 says:

        LOL. Ow! A tea-drinking, British cocksucker thinks he’s bested me in an on-line debate. Well, enjoy this:

        Why does a Jew pick his nose?
        It’s cheaper than using a tissue.

        What is the title of the Jew favorite how-to-book?
        “How to Make Money!”

        When a Jew throws a party, what do his guests drive?
        The goys crazy!

        Why did the Jew rush to the discount store?

        The ad said: “CHEAP!!!”

        Why is the rhinoceros jealous of Jews?
        Jews have bigger noses.

        What time is bed time at the Jew’s house?
        When electricity is too expensive.

        What do Jews and niggers both like to ride?
        Blondes.

        What is the worst stain on a Jew’s underwear?
        Lipstick from a Jewess.

        Why does the Jew do after one of his friends leaves?

        He checks the sofa for loose change.

        What did the sunbather shout at the Jew?
        No, I won’t PAY you for sunshine!

        What is a Jew’s ideal of a perfect 10?
        Any blonde he can get.

        Why did the Jew want his own kid?
        Cheap labor.

        What repulsive thing can be found in a Jew’s clothes?
        The occupant.

        What has a big nose, stinks, and acts like a repulsive jerk?
        The typical Jew.

        Why did the gas company fire the Jew?
        He was allergic to gas.

        Why are Jews’ pants so big?
        So they don’t need to buy a wallet.

        Why don’t Jews eat pork?
        The Torah prohibits cannibalism.

        What did the Jew say to the bank teller?

        I want MORE!

        Where does the Jew look for dates?
        Porn sites.

        Why does the Jew hate his own reputation?
        The truth hurts!

        What caused the Jew’s biggest problem?
        The greatest man who ever lived, ADOLF HITLER!

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