New W32 Kedebe-F Worm Announces Osama’s Capture, My Doom Arrest, and Pope Conspiracy
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The newest version of the W32 Kedebe-F worm is playing on the natural curiousity and rubber-necking of the email-reading public, or as it’s known in the trade, “social engineering”.

Masquerading as a variety of news headline stories, Kedebe-F has been seen breaking the news of the arrest of the My Doom author, the capture of Osama Bin Laden, the death of Michael Jackson, and a conspiracy in which the late Pope John Paul was killed.


The text of the last reads “Someone sent me this document which is stolen from a secret government body and deals about John Paul’s death. It says he was killed by two ‘doctors’ who were hired by some government bodies. The text attached contains all the story behind his death and who these doctors are.”

Of course, “the text attached” is really the binary file containing the worm. Opening it launches the worm, and often will disable the unsuspecting user’s own security software, further compromising the user’s computer system.

As always, don’t click on suspect files (and suspect them all if you are not completely sure of the sender), and make sure that your anti-virus software is completely up to date.

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