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Sobig.F refuses to die

Sobig.F is still rampaging around the internet, two months after the virus was supposed to have terminated itself. Email security firm MessageLabs said Sobig.F was the third most active virus in November, with some 264,000 copies being detected by its email virus-scanning servers. Although this activity is well below the virus’s peak, it is still surprising as Sobig.F – like several other members of the Sobig family – contained a built-in shutdown date that was supposed to prevent it propagating after 10 September. According to MessageLabs, Sobig.F’s continued proliferation is due to a combination of factors, including the successful efforts that prevented it wreaking even more havoc and the fact that many PCs are set to the wrong date. Full Story

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