Worm turns on The Archers

Tuesday, 4 February 2003, 11:16 AM EST

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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