Printer worm doesn't give a Hoot
Worm sends image of an owl to a number of predefined print queues
An odd worm is circulating through computer systems trying to print off images of a fake owl on network printers.
Hoots-A is written in Visual Basic and spreads via network shares. Once it has infected a computer it attempts to send a graphical image of an owl with the legend ‘O RLY?’ to a number of predefined print queues.
The worm is thought to be the work of a company employee who sought to jam up his own company’s machines but failed to realise that the worm would spread.
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