Storm Worm Trojan Impacts at least 1.6 Million PCs
This massively spammed trojan became the 1st MEDIUM risk virus for Symantec since May 2005.
ARTICLE: Storm Trojan Hits 1.6 Million PCs
QUOTE: The goal of the Trojan seems to be to acquire a large botnet, or collection of compromised PCs, that can be used to send traditional scam spams or for later identity mining. Originally dubbed the "Storm worm" because one of the subject heads used by its e-mail touted Europe's recent severe weather, the Trojan's author is now spreading it using subjects such as "Love birds" and "Touched by Love," said Finnish anti-virus vendor F-Secure.
FIRST MEDIUM RISK VIRUS IN 18 MONTHS:
Symantec went to MEDIUM risk for the 1st time since May 2005, as most email threats have been well contained over the past 18 months.