Saturday, April 14, 2007

Storm Worm With a New Twist

It's a bit like the proverbial bad penny isn't it? Yes the Storm Worm is doing the rounds again, only this time it is trying sneakier tactics. In the past it has come as an exe attachment to and email with an interesting sounding subject line. Any self respecting anti virus application will eat a bad exe before it even lands in your inbox. So the purveyors of this latest round of nasty stuff have placed the infector in a password protected zip.

Jose Nazario of Arbor Networks reported this on Thursday and as always has given us an excellent and thorough write up on the subject.

I'm sure I don't need to remind you that if you are interested in current news then go to the news sites, don't click on attachments in emails. As much as we would like to think that we have a secret admirer our there somewhere, but we probably don't... and anyway, any self respecting secret admirer certainly wouldn't send you an email with an attachment. And a customer support centre robot should and would know better than to send an email out of the blue like that, but if you are in any doubt then ring your ISP to check.