buddylinks worm

From: Jason Yates (jaywhy2_at_comcast.net)
Date: 02/10/04

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    Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 16:58:09 -0500
    To: incidents@securityfocus.com

    Another one of the AOL worms; this one instant messages all users on
    your buddy list. The message I've recieved is "check this out:
    http://ww.wgutv.com/osama_capture.php?bNek". The link is a fact news
    website telling you to download some software . Once you install the
    software on the page; it immediately instant messages everyone on your
    buddy list.

    The software it installs is something called buddylinks. According to
    buddylinks.net, Buddylinks is a "revolutionary new way for instant
    messenger users to instantaneously share entertaining content with their
    entire IM "buddy list" network all at one time". I can't make this
    stuff up.

    Jason Yates

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