"Buggy" Sept. 11 worm surfaces

Thursday, 12 September 2002, 12:07 AM EST

The worm has the subject line "All people" and appears to be from "main@world.com." It has an attachment titled "11September.exe." According to antivirus company McAfee.com, the worm starts a mass mailing to all people found in Microsoft's Windows and Outlook address books.

The worm is believed to have originated in Russia. But according to McAfee, the programming is buggy and it fails to work on many systems. The company classified the worm as a low-level threat.

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