German Sober.Q worm floods inboxes

Monday, 16 May 2005, 7:49 PM EST

A new variant of the Sober worm has begun to flood inboxes with hundreds, and even thousands, of junk messages that link to news stories about Sober. Dubbed Sober.Q, the variant is being spread by computers infected with Sober.N, which posed as tickets for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Sober.Q messages contain various subject lines in German, including: including: 'Dresden Bombing Is To Be Regretted Enormously', 'Armenian Genocide Plagues Ankara 90 Years On', 'Dresden 1945' and 'Turkish Tabloid Enrages Germany with Nazi Comparisons'.

By Nate Mook at BetaNews.

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