BREAKING NEWS: "Naked Wife" worm seeks to deceive - again

Move over Anna Kournikova - the latest Outlook worm masquerades as somebody's naked wife.

Move over Anna Kournikova - the latest Outlook worm masquerades as somebody's naked wife.

Anti-virus vendor Central Command has issued a warning for I-Worm.Naked (also known as W32.Naked.A and W32.HLLW.JibJab), an internet worm that pretends to be a Macromedia Flash movie of a naked woman.

Like previous worms, the new variant spreads by mailing copies of itself to all addresses in the default Microsoft Outlook address book.

The subject line of the email it sends read "Fw: Naked Wife" and the message body reads: "> My wife never look like that ;-)". The virus is contained in the attachment Nakedwife.exe.

Details of the virus payload were not immediately available, but Steven Sundermeier, product manager at Central Command, says it "closely resembles I-Worm.Myba. However, with a much more destructive payload, computer users should beware of the consequences of watching the false video."

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