Netsky-V worm can infect computers without e-mail attachment being clicked

April 16, 2004


Hack In The Box - Keeping Knowledge Free - "No need to double-click to be infected by Netsky-V the new Netsky-V worm (W32/Netsky-V) spreads without using email attachments to infect. Other widespread versions of the Netsky worm have infected users by tempting them to double-click on an email attachment, but Netsky-V exploits security loopholes in Microsoft's software that mean users can be hit just by reading an email. "