Something rotten in the wind
Subject: General Tech | January 19, 2007 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Don't open any emails titled "230 dead as storm batters Europe.", or you will find yourself the recipient of a Trojan-bearing attachment. CNET reports on a virus that has just appeared, trying to take advantage of people's curiosity. Since the storms only hit Europe on Friday, this is a very quickly appearing virus.
"Computer virus writers started to use raging European storms on Friday to attack thousands of computers in an unusual
real-time assault, head of research at Finnish data security firm F-Secure told Reuters.
The virus, which the company named "Storm Worm," has been sent to hundreds of thousands of e-mail addresses globally, with the
e-mail's subject line saying "230 dead as storm batters Europe." "
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