Sober virus in the wild but slow-moving
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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- Virus: I-Worm.Sober (28 October 2003)