Printer Trojan Eats Trees
On the less-scary-more-nuisance front, Symantec has issued a warning about a new Trojan that apparently executes massive, gibberish-laden print jobs that continue running until the organization's printers run out of paper. Trojan.Milicenso has been on the radar screen for about two weeks, with the most hard-hit areas located in the U.S. and India, as well as Europe and South America. Most likely to be spread by emails and websites, the bug was originally encountered in 2010 and was believed to be a malware delivery vehicle for hire. The Trojan creates and executes a dropper executable, which in turn creates a DLL file in the System folder. The dropper executable then deletes itself.