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Yahoo! variant! of! Microsoft! support! worm! spreading! rapidly!

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but there’s another prolific email worm loose on the Internet today. Sobig-E differs from its predecessors, the Sobig-B (aka ‘support@microsoft.com’) and Sobig-C (aka ‘bill@microsoft.com’) worms, by spreading itself in the form of a ZIP file. This time around infectious emails sent out by Sobig-E pretend to come from support@yahoo.com or another spoofed email address. The worm is spreading rapidly, with many vendors upgrading the severity ratings they attach to the worm this morning. At the time of writing, managed services firm MessageLabs has blocked 22,156 copies of the worm over the last 24 hours. Full Story

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