As I announced yesterday, today i will introduce you another #Xmas #malware ! Today it's the day for W32.MUSIC.C.Worm.
This email worm left its mark on the holiday season in 2000. Victims would receive an email with “Hi, just testing email using Merry Christmas music file, you’ll like it.” and the worm was attached as a file called music.com, music.exe or music.zip. Once you had opened the file, the worm would play the opening bars of the song “We wish you a Merry Christmas” and displays a cartoon of Santa Claus with the caption “Music is playing, turn on your speaker if you have one” or “There is error in your sound system, music can’t be heard.” Once finished it will start all over again. After few minutes from its run the worm will try to connect to several websites to download an updated version of itself.
The worm then attempts to send itself to email addresses found on the host machine.
Trying to understand how malwares works helps to understand the possible dangers of AI if programmed by people with bad intentions.
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