Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Virus Alert

A new, destructive virus is spreading around the world this week and it's using the FBI as a cover.

The W
32/Sober virus is spread when people open an attachment in an email supposedly sent to them from the FBI. The email apparently looks convincing, supposedly coming from "fbi.gov" but if you open the attachment, it lowers your computer's anti-virus protection, allowing an attack.

Symantec Security Response has upgraded W32.Sober.X@mm to a level 3 threat (on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the most severe.) They also have issued a removal tool, if you ignore these warnings: http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.sober.removal.tool.html

You KNOW the FBI is investigating this, and has put out a warning on its Website about the threat - http://www.fbi.gov/page2/nov05/emailscam112205.htm

Happy Web Surfing and Happy Thanksgiving!

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