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Three Years After Sobig.f, Next Attack Cycle Starting

The upcoming third-year anniversary of the Sobig.f worm was marked Friday by a security researcher who said its role in creating today’s flood of phishing attacks and spyware means the next attack cycle will be even more virulent. Sobig.f, a worm that first appeared in August 2003 but which included a self-imposed cut-off date of Sept. 10, 2003, was the first significant malicious attack loaded into an e-mail attachment, said Mark Sunner, the chief technology officer of U.K.-based security vendor MessageLabs. Full Story

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