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Something smells fishy

Peter Ferrie
Virus Bulletin, November 2007, pp. 7
ISSN 0956-9979
November 2007

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Multi-platform malware is nothing new. In 1999 we saw the W32/W97M infector Coke and W32/HLP infectors SK and Babylonia. In 2000 we saw W32/HLP infectors Dream and Pluma; in 2001 we saw W32/Linux infector Peelf, followed by Simile in 2002 and Bi in 2006. In 2003 and 2004 we saw W32/W64 infectors MSIL/Impanate and Chiton. Three new multi-platform scripting viruses were seen in 2005 (see VB, November 2005, p.4) – and of course, there was the Morris worm in 1988.

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