Multi-platform OpenOffice worm discovered
A worm has been released for OpenOffice that is capable of running on multiple operating systems. According to the antivirus manufacturer Sophos the worm, known as "BadBunny", enters a computer as an OpenOffice Draw document with the name "badbunny.odg", which, when opened, displays a figure of a man disguised as a "bunny rabbit" engaging in sexual intercourse. In the background, however, it executes malicious code which is supposedly capable of being run on Windows as well as on Mac OS X and Linux.
According to Sophos, BadBunny is a proof of concept program, a simple demonstration of feasibility. The antivirus manufacturer credits the worm to a cracker group that has become known for previous, similar, malicious programs for Sun's commercial OpenOffice equivalent StarOffice. If the BadBunny developers had any financial intentions, they would have selected a more popular software structure and not included bizarre images, Sophos adds. Sophos classifies the distribution of BadBunny as minor.
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