SEATTLE (Reuters) – A new Internet virus targeting recently uncovered flaws in Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research) Windows operating system is circulating on the Internet, an anti-virus computer software maker said on Monday.

The ZOTOB virus appeared shortly after the world’s largest software maker warned of three newly found ”critical” security flaws in its software last week, including one that could allow attackers to take complete control of a computer.

Trend Micro Inc. (4704.T: Quote, Profile, Research) said that the worm exploits security holes in Microsoft’s Windows 95, 98, ME, NE, 2000 and XP platforms and can give computer attackers remote access to affected systems.

reuters – eweek


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