Netsky.P worm jams email systems this morning
The new variant to the netsky worm is causing numerous problems this morning.
The worm also uses crude social engineering techniques by pretending it has been scanned by respected antivirus company MessageLabs by placing ther disclaimer at the foot of the infected email.
Netsky.P is a mass-mailing worm that has been out a few days, but seems to be peaking at the moment. Many users of corporate mail systems are getting flooded with mail delivery notifications for messages that they didn't send.
MessageLabs intercepted 200,000 copies of this mail in a three-hour period late on yesterday.
By Andy Holliday at IT Web.
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