'Storm' worm on the attack

Monday, 19 March 2007, 12:03 AM EST

A few weeks ago, a new variant of the Storm Worm (Small.DAM) appeared. Like most worms, this one starts off by propagating via email.

In this case, rather than use celebrities or the allure of sex to attract readers, it relies on the most watched newsmakers of the last few years: the weather. And as with other self-propagating worms, it reads contact lists (e.g., Outlook address books) to spread.

At Datamation.

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