Buzz off Bizex!

Kaspersky Labs issues warning about worm that attacks ICQ users with an invitation to join Jokeworld.

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By  Simon Duddy Published  February 24, 2004

Kaspersky Labs has issued a warning about a new virus called Bizex - a network worm that has caused the first global epidemic among users of internet instant messaging system ICQ. The ICQ message is sent to victim computers and issues an invitation to visit the hacker web-site Jokeworld. If the user visits this site, cartoons from the popular series Joecartoon are shown to disguise the true nature of the site. At the same time, a Java virus imperceptibly penetrates the victim’s system. The virus uses a loophole in ICQ to secretly send a link to Jokeworld to all contacts in the computer owner's ICQ. Kaspersky Labs recommends users that if they receive a link to the Jokeworld site, they should delete it immediately.

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