A new Messenger worm Fleming has been found on October 9th, 2002. The worm spreads using the following message:
"Hey!! Could you please check out this program for me ? : ) I made it myself and want people to test it. Its a readme with the program that explains what it does! [link to the infected web page] -- There you can download it! give me advices on what to upgrade please!!
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Once executed from the file BR2002.exe on the web page, the worm automatically updates itself and saves on C: drive as:
Fleming worm also saves another file CS-Keygen.exe as:
contacted the ISP responsible for the web site and the page containing the worm has been closed immediately. This makes the worm unable to spread and update itself further.
Technical Details: Katrin Tocheva, F-Secure Corp.; October 9th, 2002