A Sober-ing look at social engineering

Thursday, 12 May 2005, 9:09 AM EST

The Sober worm is back, and it's using an old trick. Two new incarnations of the Sober computer worm, W32/Sober-N and W32/Sober.p, spread across the Internet over the past few days, infecting home and business PCs around the globe (see story).

Another recent variant, Sober.M, which surfaced back in April, deliberately used incorrect grammar within the subject line, thereby attempting to convince recipients that the e-mail wasn't a virus and make them more likely to open the infected attachment.

By Douglas Schweitzer at Computerworld.

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