Worm Breaks Speed Record from Discovery to Life Tue Nov 9,10:51 AM ET http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=575&u=/nm/20041109/wr_nm/tech_internetexplorer_virus_dc&printer=1 AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A new computer worm emerged on Tuesday which broke the speed record from the announcement of a security vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer to a full-blown virus that spreads in the wild. Microsoft said the worm is a variant of MyDoom and that it was investigating the threat the worm poses. Some anti-virus companies said the new worm was different from MyDoom because it spreads via weblinks and not e-mail attachments. "People will receive an e-mail saying that their PayPal account has been credited or that they are invited to watch a webcam. When they click on the link, just by viewing a site it executes code and infects the computer," said technical consultant Graham Cluley at Sophos Anti-Virus. Microsoft was expected to issue its monthly batch of security patches later on Tuesday, but the company could not immediately say if a patch for the new worm would be part of it. However, the U.S. software giant said that consumers who had installed Service Pack 2 for Windows XP (news - web sites) were at a reduced risk. The weakness in Internet Explorer is known as the IFRAME buffer overflow vulnerability.