A new worm is targeting Yahoo mail users, security experts have warned.
The [email protected] worm arives as an HTML e-mail with the subject line “New Graphic Site”, security specialist Symantec said in an advisory notice. The infected e-mail also carries the text “Note: forwarded message attached”.
The worm affects users running Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP operating sytstems.
Symantec urged users to follow security best practice, update security patches and turn off and remove non-critical services such as FTP servers or web servers, which were “avenues of attack”.
The worm does not affect users of the latest version of Yahoo Mail Beta.