TechTarget

Another virulent Sober worm sweeps the net

A new version of the two-year-old Sober worm is spreading over the internet.

A new version of the two-year-old Sober worm is spreading over the internet.

The latest version – called Sober.o, Sober.q, Sober.r or Sober.s, depending on which security software companies you use for protection – was at its most virulent yesterday.

Like previous versions of the two-year-old Sober, the worm comes in English and German and spreads itself by hijacking the e-mail address books of infected PCs, using its own SMTP engine.

The latest Sober worm is probably the most potentially damaging threat since the appearance of the Zober worm in August.

CW+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of CW+ membership, learn more and join.

Read more

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchCIO

SearchSecurity

SearchNetworking

SearchDataCenter

SearchDataManagement

Close