Sober variant goes on the rampage

by admin November 24, 2005 at 2:30 pm

Radar Level 1 alert from F-Secure

Security firm F-Secure has issued a Radar Level 1 alert on a new variant of the Sober internet worm being sent as an email attachment.

Level 1 is the highest on F-Secure’s three-step alerting system. Several million infected emails have been detected.

F-Secure said that the worm seems to be very successful in spreading partly because the messages contain bogus warnings from the FBI, the CIA or the German Bundeskriminalamt.

The emails arrive with an attachment, which will infect the computer once opened.

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