Bilingual Sober virus travels far and wide

Tuesday, 17 May 2005, 6:18 PM EST

Sober has contained German messages since it was first identified. "If you look at the first couple of variants of Sober, they didn't even spread outside of Germany," noted Bruce Hughes, senior virus researcher at Trend Micro. "But they spread so much in Germany that the antivirus vendors in Germany were overwhelmed."

By Jason Lopez at NewsFactor.

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