(via The Laporte Report)
According to the Internet Storm Center, the victims received AOL Instant Messenger messages that directed them to Web sites that hosted the dangerous JPEG images.
The instant messages read: “Check out my profile, click GET INFO!” When visited, the Web site automatically sends malicious code embedded in the JPEG image to the computer, Ullrich said. Once infected with the code, the computer sends the same message to other contacts in the instant-messenger list.
The code also installs a back door that can give hackers remote control over the infected computer.
Can anyone give me a compelling reason for using Windows?