Experts fear 'digital Pearl Harbor'
New computer threats faster, more efficient. The SoBig worm that rocked business and home computer users a couple of months ago will strike again soon and this time more viciously, computer experts warn. “We’ve only seen the beginning,” said Scott Chasin, chief technology officer for MXLogic, a Denver e- mail and virus filtering firm. “It’s a matter of bracing for the impact.” Six new versions of SoBig have been released since January, each time fixing bugs and increasing the virus’ performance and its ability to update itself automatically. Those releases come every two months, so computer security experts are bracing for an overdue round of attacks by the end of this year. “Everyone (in security circles) is talking about it,” said Mitchell Ashley, chief information officer at Latis Networks, a computer security firm in Superior. “We’re trying to think ahead, and figure out how the virus could be leveraged in malicious ways and what we should be prepared for.” Full Story