Monday, February 23, 2009

CA says the souce of Virut for some infections might have been MySpace

The CA Security Advisor Research Blog says a new infectious version of Virut might have come from MySpace. This blog post is the best technical analysis of Virut, also called Virux by Trend Micro, I've seen. I've posted a number of other bookmarks for information on Virut/Virux on delicious.

There really should be a common naming scheme for viruses and worms. Virux has a number of different names depending on the antivirus vendor: Symantec call it W32.Virut.CF, McAfee calls it W32/Virut.n, Sophos calls it W32/Scribble-A, Microsoft calls it Virus:Win32/Virut.BM, and Trend Mirco calls it Virux. Could this be any more confusing for IT folks and IT security professionals, not to mention non-technical managers?

By the way, it should be noted that Virux is also a Linux distro.



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