Beware of The New Version of Mydoom Worm

Kaspersky Labs , a leading information security software developer has detected a new version of Mydoom, the latest Internet worm – Mydoom.b

Kaspersky Labs has already received several reports of infections by this malicious program. Our analysts believe that Mydoom.b is probably using machines infected by the original Mydoom to propagate. Therefore, the computer community may be facing a much more serious outbreak than the one caused by Mydoom.a yesterday, January 27.

At this time Kaspersky Labs is analyzing Mydoom.b. Like its predecessor, the worm spreads via email and the KaZaA file-sharing network. The carrier is about 28 KB in size and contains the following text: “sync-1.01; andy; I’m just doning my job, nothing personal, sorry”. Moreover, the worm now performs DDoS attach not only at but also to

The worm modifies the standard ‘hosts’ file in the Windows folder the way a user cannot access some sites (including security-related web-sites):

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