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."

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Crowdsourcing your bug bounty program

David Levin, Director of Information Security at Western Union, talks about crowdsourcing their bug bounty program and the lessons learned along the way.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Mon, Mar 30th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //