New Sober worm expected to hit Jan. 5

Thursday, 8 December 2005, 11:46 AM EST

A new "Sober" worm is set to hit in January in an attack tied to the founding of the Nazi party that could slow the Internet with tens of millions of politically-motivated spam e-mails, security experts said Wednesday. The impending outbreak is the latest variant of a worm that that last hit the Internet on Nov. 22 and marked the most prolific computer virus of its kind this year, according to VeriSign Inc.'s security unit iDefense.

By Michael Kahn at USA Today.

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