New Windows Worm Spreads By Attacking Weak Passwords

A new Windows worm is working its way through company networks by taking advantage of weak passwords, security researchers said over the weekend. The worm, dubbed “Morto” by Microsoft and Helsinki-based F-Secure, has been circulating since at least last week, when company administrators noticed systems generating large numbers of unexplained connections to the Internet.

“Although the overall number of computers reporting detections are low in comparison to more established malware families, the traffic it generates is noticeable,” said Hil Gradascevic, a researcher with the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC), in a Sunday blog.

Morto spreads using RDP, or Remote Desktop Protocol, the Microsoft-made protocol for controlling one computer by connecting to it from another.
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I enjoy to read and write. I am an aspiring author and am interested in marketing, SEO strategies, finance, trading, and entrepreneurship. I started working at Bat Blue Corporation part-time during my senior year at Stevens Institute of Technology and continued after graduation, realizing how experienced and dedicated the Bat Blue technologists were. I serve as the Marketing Associate, in charge of writing press releases and case studies, as well as developing content for our website http://www.batblue.com. I organize exhibition events throughout the year, providing market exposure for the company and produce a daily network security newsletter sent to over 5,000 subscribers, known as The Daily Security Briefing. By utilizing Bat Blue's past achievements and current accomplishments, I strive to leverage these successes to create brand recognition and develop future opportunities for the company.
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