Friday, November 25, 2005

Sober worm infects one in eight e-mails

Computer Weekly reports today that as many as one in eight of all e-mails are now infected with the Sober.
Security firm MX Logic said that as of noon on Tuesday, its threat centre had blocked more than a million e-mail messages infected with the latest variant of the prolific Sober worm, Sober-Z ? one in every eight e-mails. MX Logic first detected Sober-Z on Monday.

Meanwhile SophosLabs said the worm was spreading at such a rate that it accounted for more than 81% of all reported viruses, making it the world?s most widespread computer virus.


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