'Storm' Trojan Hits 1.6 Million PCs; Vista May Be Vulnerable


The Trojan horse that began spreading Friday has attacked at least 1.6 million PCs, a security company said Tuesday. In addition, it appears that Windows Vista, the new operating system Microsoft will launch next week, is vulnerable to the attack.

Originally dubbed the "Storm worm" because one of the subject heads used by its e-mail touted Europe's recent severe weather, the Trojan's author is now spreading it using subjects such as "Love birds" and "Touched by Love," said Finnish anti-virus vendor F-Secure. The Trojan, meanwhile, piggybacks on the spam as an executable file with names ranging from "postcard.exe" to "Flash Postcard.exe," more changes from the original wave as the attack mutates. 'Storm' Trojan Hits 1.6 Million PCs; Vista May Be Vulnerable - News by InformationWeek

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