Will Sober strike this Thursday?
IT professionals already worried about malicious code targeting the Microsoft Windows Meta File glitch may have another reason to fret this week: If some security firms predictions hold, the prolific family of Sober worms will launch a new attack starting Thursday.
Many AV firms have already updated their signatures to counter the threat.
The new Sober attack was predicted last month by iDefense Security Intelligence Services, a division of Mountain View, Calif.-based VeriSign Inc. At the time, iDefense said it had discovered hard-coded commands within the recent Sober-X variant that were programmed to launch the next wave of Sober assaults on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006. Will Sober strike this Thursday?
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