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Sober virus on popular European tour

The Sober virus – discovered on Monday – now accounts for 50 per cent of reported incidents, warns Sophos, and is continuing its rise throughout the UK and Germany. Carole Theriault, security consultant at Sophos, said that on Monday, Sober reports accounted for 20 per cent, but that level has now reached 50 per cent. ‘It’s a fairly obvious worm,’ she said, but she had an idea why the virus was still spreading. ‘These worms play on computer users’ fears and can be difficult to spot with email subject lines and messages chosen at random.’ The subject lines and messages are either in German or English, depending on the domain of the recipient’s email address, but Theriault suspected the virus originated in Germany, as the English is so poor, while the German versions are more coherent. Full Story

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