Netsky.D worm spreading at 'record speed'
The latest variant of the Netsky worm is clogging up email gateways in a flood compared to SoBig, experts say. A new variant of the Netsky worm was spreading very quickly on Monday. The news comes on a day where firms are already dealing with five new variants of the Bagle worm. Previous Netsky worms scanned the hard drives of infected computers to collect email addresses, which were then used to spread the worm via a built-in SMTP email engine. The worm also copied itself to any shared folders it discovered. The latest variant is different because it does not copy itself into a “shared” folder and is slightly smaller in size. Full Story