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Sobig Virus Rampage Targets UK

Sobig.C is now the most prevalent worm on the Internet, according to one measure, with the UK the most affected The latest variant of the Sobig computer virus picked up speed on Tuesday, accounting for about 32,000 email messages during 3 June, according to email service provider MessageLabs. The surge in email messages containing the worm pushed Sobig.C to the top position on the UK company’s list of most prevalent threats. As of Wednesday morning, MessageLabs said its servers have stopped just over 84,000 copies of the worm since it was first detected over the weekend. The third variant of the Sobig worm really adds nothing new, said Vincent Gullotto, vice president of the antivirus emergency response team at computer security company Network Associates. “The only thing I find interesting is that after the first two people, users were still opening and clicking on this,” he said. Full Story

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