August 2012

Modern Musical Malware

A few years ago a new breed of virus emerged with an unusual payload. It would cause the infected computer to play music, without any action by the user. This virus was not particularly widespread, and was active for only a relatively short period of time.

Like so many past malware threats, this one has re-emerged in a far more sophisticated form. While the current variant is similar to its predecessor in some aspects, it is significantly different in the exact symptoms and the characteristics of the infection.