Thursday, August 21, 2003

Email Virus War!

Do not open any attachments that you receive in email, unless you know who it is from and you are expecting it. Don't make the mistake of thinking you've won something, been approved for something and need to open attachment to find out. This virus is relentless

Subject Lines of Virus

Re: details
Re: approved
Re: my details
Re: Thankyou!
Re: That movie
Re: wicked screensaver
Re: your application
Your details

From iTnews:

"The Sobig email virus spread unabated for a second day across the Internet, as security experts discovered Wednesday that the malicious program also had the ability to update itself.

The fourth variant of a worm first discovered in January appeared to be infecting PCs at the same rate as Tuesday, based on the number of people emailing the virus to anti-virus company Symantec, which has listed Sobig as a 'level-three' virus. Level five is the highest rating."