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LovGate rears its ugly head

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Three variants of the LovGate.C worm has been reported in Singapore, South Korea and Japan, according to a ZDNet UK article.

LovGate.C was discovered in February and the LovGate virus generally first appears as an attachment to an email message.

If the victim activates the attachment, the worm installs and runs a Trojan horse program that notifies the virus's author of the compromised machine's address via email, and opens up port 10168.

By knowing the Internet address of the victim's computer, the port number and the password used by the Trojan horse, an intruder can take control of an infected PC.