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"Bogus IQ test with destructive payload in the wild

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Since stuff like this gets passed around in email, best to be forewarned.

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"Bogus IQ test with destructive payload in the wild

Researchers from ESET and BitDefender have intercepted two destructive malware variants (Win32/Zimuse.A, Win32/Zimuse.B/zipsetup.exe), posing as an IQ test, and currently spreading in the wild.

Upon execution, the malware will attempt to spread through removable media using a time-based logic bomb, and overwrite the MBR (Master Boot Record) of all available drives after 40 days for variant A, and 20 days for variant B, making the host’s data inaccessible. .........."

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