Kaspersky Lab Analysts Warn That Three New Email Worm Variants Active

Kaspersky Lab.....announces that the company's virus analysts have detected three new variants of Email-Worm.Win32.Sober -- Sober.u, Sober.v, and Sober.w. The three worms are modifications of the same program which has been repacked. A large number of samples have been intercepted in mail traffic, which confirms that the epidemic was caused by mass spamming of infected messages.

The new variants of Sober arrive as an attachment to infected messages. The attachment, which contains the body of the worm, is approximately 130KB in size. Although infected messages either have a random subject and text, or no subject or text at all, they can be recognized by the attachment name. company information

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