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?

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 3rd January 2006 11:18PM