RealNews

Sober Worm Threatens Holiday

Antivirus vendors post fixes for family of Sober viruses. A self-e-mailing worm is threatening to impose a Sober holiday on individuals and companies alike. The worm created havoc in October by getting into systems and e-mailing itself to every e-mail address it could find. Then a second variant, Sober.B, popped up at the end of last week, attempting to intrigue people with subject lines referencing George W. Bush. The B variant was given a low-risk status as it is relatively easy to stop and remove, and it seemed to have been stopped in its tracks. However, the weekend saw the German writers release the same worm but with different subject lines. Gaining Speed Just prior to Christmas, it seems that people don’t want to open a file about George Bush’s militancy. But “Sorry, that’s your mail”, “Hi, it’s me”, “Thankyou very very much”, “you are an idiot” and “I hate you” seem to have captured the post-party alcohol-addled workers across the globe who are stuck at work when they’d rather be at home eating mince pies. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.