IM worm speaks your language

by admin August 28, 2005 at 10:29 am

A new MSN Messenger worm often talks to people in their own tongue as it hunts for new victims, security experts have warned.

The worm, dubbed Kelvir.HI, tailors the language of its attack message to the compromised system, said David Jaros, the director of product marketing at security vendor Akonix Systems, on Wednesday. It can send messages in English, Dutch, French, German, Greek (English alphabet), Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Spanish and Turkish, he noted.

“It appears to check which language the Windows client is configured to use,” he said. “This is the first time that we have seen a worm that checks the system settings and then sends a specific message.”

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