Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses and spam, has revealed that a new variant of the Mimail worm attempts to knock anti-spam websites off the internet, and may have been written by a spammer. The W32/Mimail-L worm spreads via an extremely graphic email claiming to come from a woman called Wendy, remembering an erotic encounter and offering naked photographs. If the worm is activated by an unsuspecting user it forwards itself on to other email users, and can force unwitting computers to launch a denial of service (DOS) attack against websites run by organisations who fight spam. Full Story
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