Worm lures victims with 'Naked World Cup' subject line

Soccer purists can breathe a sigh of relief. There is no Naked World Cup. IT professionals, on the other hand, may want to be a little more vigilant, as a new email worm is on the loose that preys on the intense worldwide interest in the international sporting event.

Called Sixem-A, the worm began circulating earlier this week, and has just recently been blocked by antivirus vendors. So far, the worm has been detected at only a handful of companies, but it is the first World Cup 2006 malware to target an English-speaking audience, said Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant with Sophos PLC. Worm lures victims with 'Naked World Cup' subject line | InfoWorld | News | 2006-06-20 | By Robert McMillan, IDG News Service

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 21st June 2006 12:55AM