Worm turns on The Archers
Subscribers to The Archers mailing list, which provides daily updates on the popular radio soap opera, were sent the SoBig worm by mistake last Thursday.
"Our mailing lists get a lot of traffic and an outside user had it in their address book," explained Jonathon Kingbury, head of editorial affairs at BBCi.
"The virus package came through Webmail from a moderator and was mistaken for a .gif file. We've since had talks with the major internet service providers and the number of infections that made it through are tiny: maybe 10 or so subscribers."
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