W32/B(e)agle

Posted by   Virus Bulletin on   Jan 19, 2003

VB predicts: 'Beagle's bark worse than its bite', 'Beware of Bagles in the morning', 'The Beagle has landed', ad nauseam.

At first glance, W32/Bagle.A is not a particularly interesting virus from a technical point of view. Or, indeed, at at second glance. It is, however, tipped to be big, with vendors pointing out that it is already spreading fast and, like last year's Sobig, has a built-in expiry date - possibly suggesting that improved versions will be released over the course of time.

We have a brief description of the virus here, with links to vendors' descriptions, news items, and an automatic removal tool.

Posted on 19 January 2003 by Virus Bulletin

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