CyberLexicon: CompTIA Security+:
– Worms –
Use the network to replicate copies of themselves to systems or devices automatically and without user intervention. To spread, worms either exploit a vulnerability on the target system or use social engineering to trick users into executing. A worm takes advantage of file-transport or information transport features on the system, allowing it to travel unaided.
Examples: ILoveYou, MyDoom, StormWorm, Anna Kournikova, Slammer