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New worm thwarts Gmail’s CAPTCHA; creates fake accounts

Bach Koa Internetwork Security (BKIS) security company has detected what it believes is a new worm named as “W32.Gaptcha.Worm” that thwarts Google’s security protections in order to register new dummy Gmail accounts from which to send spam. Once a computer is infected with Gaptcha, the worm launches the Internet Explorer browser and goes to Gmail’s new account registration page. It begins to fill in random names of fictitious users. When confronted with a CAPTCHA, the worm sends the image to a remote server for processing, wrote Do Manh Dung, senior malware researcher, on the BKIS blog.

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