Sober virus in the wild but slow-moving

Wednesday, 29 October 2003, 2:28 PM EST

An e-mail-borne virus that apparently originated in Germany is in the wild but has not yet spread widely or affected many users, an anti-virus researcher said Monday.

The worm-type virus, called W32/Sober@MM, or Sober, is being spread as an attachment to a variety of e-mail messages written in either English or German, said Craig Schmugar, a virus research engineer at McAfee Security, a division of Network Associates Inc., in Santa Clara, California. Some of those e-mail messages identify the attachment as an update to Kaspersky Labs Ltd. or Symantec Corp. Norton AntiVirus software, he said.

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