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Windows 7: New Worm Locks Documents with Password.

08 Sep 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
New Worm Locks Documents with Password.

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Malware researchers from Panda Security warn of a new worm, which locks all documents, presentations or emails found on infected computers with a password.

Dubbed Clippo.A, the worm copies itself as PICTURE.EXE and SOUND.EXE to all folders on the system,as well as to removable drives or network shares where it has write permissions.

Its payload involves dropping a file called FILE.EXE in the root of the C: drive and adding a "load=c:\film.exe" startup registry entry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows.

Most importantly, the worm it sets a 721709031350 password to any Word document, PowerPoint presentation or Outlook email it finds.
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08 Sep 2010   #2
Stefany93

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I wish the day will come when the worms could came out and eat the computer itself :P
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08 Sep 2010   #3
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stefany93 View Post
I wish the day will come when the worms could came out and eat the computer itself :P
Well, that was known as "bugs", which happened in 60's
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08 Sep 2010   #4
Woz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Steve Ballmer Signature (jealous???)
 
 

You mean this worm isn't followed up by a dialog box asking you to send money to get your files unlocked? Geeze, miscreants these days are getting SOOO lazy!
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08 Sep 2010   #5
Stefany93

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Woz View Post
You mean this worm isn't followed up by a dialog box asking you to send money to get your files unlocked? Geeze, miscreants these days are getting SOOO lazy!
Hahaha, let's hope they will be more lazy in time
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08 Sep 2010   #6
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Well that's lovely. Is that the same password for all infections? Or should we be concerned about others?
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