The next Sober virus attack


Occasionally, I run across a computer virus or a worm that manages to constantly top itself with new variants. After nearly 20 variations, the Sober virus still amazes me. Beginning January 6, 2006, the Sober virus will launch another wave of e-mail attacks on the Internet. How do we know this? Thanks to diligence of Mikko Hypponen and his antivirus research staff at F-Secure, we know that within an encrypted part of the latest Sober worm is a complex set of instructions detailing several dates on which Sober is likely to make another attack; and thanks to another set of researchers at iDefense, we think January 5 or 6, 2006, either a Thursday or a Friday--just in time to fill everyone's e-mailbox with junk over the weekend--is the most likely of those dates for that attack to occur. Security Watch: The next Sober virus attack - CNET reviews

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 16th December 2005 9:23PM