Sober.P to reactivate on Monday

Posted on Saturday, May 21 2005 @ 16:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
According to the German Federal Office for Information Security the Sober.P worm will reactivate on Monday.

Sober.P deceived people by claiming they had won a ticket to next year's soccer World Cup in Germany. The worm has built-in functionality to connect to websites to update itself.

This caused even more problems last week as Sober.P updated itself to Sober.Q. The latter didn't spread the worm but did send out huge loads of English and German political and racist spam.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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