AOL hit by IM virus

by admin October 28, 2005 at 12:16 pm

Company still a top target

AOL?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s instant messaging service has been hit by a virus which downloads spyware onto computers via a special website.

The virus spreads via messages on AOL?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s AIM software, either saying HILARIOUS!!! Or see thing!!!, with a URL. Clicking on the link takes the user to a web page that attempts to download a Trojan onto the computer using patchable flaws in the browser.

?¢‚Ǩ?ìWe have seen several versions of the URL,?¢‚Ǩ? said web monitor Websense, which issued an alert about the virus.

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