Trojan Uses MP3s to Worm Its Way into PCs

Kara Reeder

MP3 users beware. A new worm poses a danger to Windows users who get their music from peer-to-peer networks, reports InfoWorld.


Infected music files contain a Trojan horse that allows hackers to route traffic through the compromised PC. Kaspersky Labs says the .mp3 extension of the files is not modified, making it difficult to notice.


Security labs have given the worm different names: For Trend Micro it's Troj_Medpinch.a; Secure Computing calls it Trojan.ASF.Hijacker.gen; and Kaspersky labels it Worm.Win32.GetCodec.a.

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