Let's leave history behind for a while and focus on todays threats. We are going to find that the methods of spreading haven't changed much since 2005.
Virus.Win32.Downloader.ax; W32.Mumawow.Y!inf; W32/Mypis.gen1; W32/Downloader.E
Worms are also self-replicating programs that stealthily spread across computer networks.
This is a disguised application under a common media file extension meant to trick the user to download and execute a piece of malware.
No, you're not dreaming this up for lack of coffee
SHORT HISTORY LESSON
REFRESHING OLD - RENEWING FRESH MEMORIES
It's Friday and it's time for the weekly review.
The original malware file is packed with FSG packer. After unpacking it does an interesting trick to avoid being detected by H.I.P.S systems or any other...