Hi all, Let me first say I hope I am not breaking any board rules by posting this, but thought the file sharing family needs to know. I found this while browsing a news site.:
Fizzer worm widespread
May 13, 2003
A NEW worm known as "Fizzer" has spread rapidly around the world using email and the KaZaa peer-to-peer file swapping program to propagate itself.
Fizzer, (also known as W32.HLLW.Fizzer@mm or WORM_FIZZER.A), installs an application that logs keystrokes, as well as a Trojan Horse that could allow a hacker to take control of a user's PC. The worm also attempts to block the operation of any anti-virus software that may be present on the PC.
Fizzer sends itself to all entries in the Windows Address Book, Outlook Address Book and any addresses found on the local system via email. It can also distribute itself to randomly generated addresses.
Message subject lines include "The peace" and "Re: how are you?". Subject lines and worm file names are variable.
To distribute itself via KaZaa, Fizzer duplicates itself in the application's file sharing folder under random file names so that it can be uploaded to other machines.