AOL hit by IM virus
Company still a top target
AOL?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢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?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢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.
?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨?Ã¬We have seen several versions of the URL,?Â¢â€šÃ‡Â¨? said web monitor Websense, which issued an alert about the virus.
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