Sober worm spreads via fake World Cup e-mails

Thursday, 5 May 2005, 10:51 AM EST

A computer virus spreading through fake e-mails crashed the computers of the World Cup organizing committee Tuesday, overloading the system with millions of e-mails.

The virus is contained in attachments coming from senders with addresses such as "ticket@fifa.de" or "gewinn@fifa.de," telling fans they have won tickets to next year's tournament.

At NewsFactor.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

5 ways to stop the Internet of Things from becoming the Internet of Thieves

Attacks on the IoT can sound like the stuff of a movie thriller, but they are very real. The highly skilled and organized cybercriminals of today have the potential to tamper with a car’s firmware to kill its brakes.


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

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