Sober worm is back

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 23 2005 @ 03:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Sober worm is back - this time the worm poses as messages from either FBI or CIA investigators in an attempt to fool Windows users into opening attachments infected with the worm.
If the attached "Zip file" is run, the worm will scour an infected user's hard drive for other email addresses, in its hunt for fresh victims. Standard defensive precautions apply: avoid opening unsolicited attachments, even when they appear to come from people you trust; update AV tools to detect the worm. If you think your PCs might be infected by Sobber or another virus then our guide to cleaning up PCs may come in handy.
More info at The Register.


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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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