Mon, Nov 28 2005 15:54
Sober Worm Hidden In Fake CIA E-mails Remains Threat
Sober.x, the year's biggest worm outbreak, showed little signs of slowing Monday, a security company reported.
One in every 14 e-mail messages passing through the filters of
U.K.-based Sophos carried the Sober payload, with the worm accounting
for 85 percent of all malicious code detected.
The sheer rate at which this worm is spreading proves that the
devious tricks work," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant
at Sophos, in a statement.
By Sophos' year-to-date tally, Sober.x is 2005's third-most prevalent worm; only Netsky.p and Zafi.d top it on the chart.
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