Following the news over the F-Secure site, I’ve noticed that the Nyxem.E worm has been ranked as a Level 2 Alert (meaning that is only one level below the highest alert level). This guy is spreading like mad all over the world from the USA to Australia. The web counter used by the Nyxem worm now shows over 510,000 infections and keeps rising.

The ‘Nyxem.e’ is a mass-mailing worm that also tries to spread using remote shares. It also tries to disable security-related and file sharing software as well as destroys files of certain types. It is similar to the ‘Email-Worm.Win32.VB.bi’ that was found a few days ago.

The worm’s destructive payload is activated on every third day of the month and replaces the content of user’s files with a text string “DATA Error [47 0F 94 93 F4 K5]”. Among these files are: DOC, XLS, MDB, MDE, PPT, PPS, ZIP, RAR, PDF, PSD and DMP.

You can get more info on Nyxem.E here.

[tags]Nyxem.E, virus, trojan, worm, DATA Error [47 0F 94 93 F4 K5][/tags]

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