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Merry Christmas Virus

December 20th, 2007

The Merry Christmas virus is an email worm that started to emerge before Christmas of 2004. The worm spread via electronic mail as a small, executable file with a variety of names and extensions. The worm propagated by copying itself onto local and networked drives, as well as emailing itself as an attachment to any addresses it could harvest from the address book and files stored on the infected machine.

 

Spyware

December 19th, 2007

Spyware is software designed with the malicious intent of taking partial control of, and generally disrupting, users interaction with a system. Often, there is a financial motive behind spyware creation and distribution, but this usually comes at the expense of the infected user’s experience.

 

Invitation Virus

December 3rd, 2007

The Invitation virus hoax involved an e-mail spam in 2006 that advised computer users to delete an email, with any type of attachment that stated “invitation” because it was a computer virus. This is also known as the Olympic Torch virus hoax.

 

Virus Hoax

November 29th, 2007

A virus hoax is a false report about a non-existent virus intended to cause fear and panic, in an attempt to persuade recipients to forward the warning to friends and family. Hoax messages often falsely describe an extremely dangerous virus and attempt to make their claims convincing and more dramatic by using pseudo-technical language or referencing bogus reports by well-known companies.

 

Trojan Horse

October 15th, 2007

Today, Trojans are notorious for implementing backdoor programs that allow attackers unauthorized access to victims’ systems. Unlike traditional computer viruses and other types of malware, they are designed with the intention of exploiting infected systems, rather than replicating themselves or disabling a system completely.

 

Adware

September 26th, 2007

While some adware can consist of merely harmless advertisements, other adware can be much more destructive. Abusive adware can cause: excessive pop-up ads; serious decrease in system performance; the manipulation of Web sites; the delivery of spyware and other malware; and more. Many freeware and shareware programs include adware, though most users don’t know about it until after they download. And once adware is downloaded to a system, it can be nearly impossible to get rid of.

 

Browser Hijacking

June 17th, 2007

Browser Hijacking software, or hijackware is a form of malware that modifies Internet browser settings without permission in order to redirect users to websites that they would not normally visit. Hijackware can change users home page and search page, as well as add sites to their favorites folder.

 

Life is Beautiful Virus

May 30th, 2007

The Life is Beautiful hoax virus warns of an infected PowerPoint presentation. It has been reported in Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, French and Yugoslavian. This hoax warns of a deceptively titled message carrying an infected Microsoft PowerPoint file named “Life is Beautiful.” It originally circulated in Portuguese but was later translated into English and a host of other languages.

 

ILOVEYOU Virus

July 22nd, 2006

At its height, ILOVEYOU infected 10 percent of computers connected to the Internet, causing $5.5 billion in damage. The virus’s rapid proliferation is a result of its use of mailing lists, social engineering and VBScripts. Because the viruses generated targets based on the mailing lists stored on a victim’s machine, infected messages appeared to come from an acquaintance and were often considered safe as a result.

 

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