New worm spreading through e-mail

Tuesday, 2 March 2004, 11:48 AM EST

The worm is particularly difficult to root out because it lands in e-mail boxes using a number of different subject lines such as "re:details" or "re:here is the document."

"It arrives with an attached pif file (program information file) and it's already extremely widespread," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos Plc.

He said experts do not think the new virus is as big as MyDoom, which brought havoc to computer users and targeted Microsoft's Web site, but that the full extent of Netsky-D's spread would be known as North America logs on.

When opened, the virus pif file will rapidly replicate itself, slowing down computers and e-mail bandwidth.

At CNN.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

More than a third of employees would sell company data

35 percent of employees would sell information on company patents, financial records and customer credit card details if the price was right. This illustrates the growing importance for organizations to deploy data loss prevention strategies.


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

Fri, Jul 31st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //