"Storm Worm" Virus Hits Computers Worldwide

Finnish data security company F-Secure has reported that a virus called Small.DAM, referred to as "Storm Worm" was sent to hundreds of thousands of email addresses globally and is continuing to spread very quickly. Representatives from F-Secure have said "the Small.DAM (Storm-Worm) we posted on earlier spread very fast during the night, Helsinki time. The heavy seeding through spam was quickly obvious on our tracking screens. The worm was spread throughout the world very rapidly." The origin of the Trojan virus is currently unknown.

F-Secure indicated that those who receive any of the following lines in the subject line should be particularly cautious:

  • 230 dead as storm batters Europe.
  • A killer at 11, he's free at 21 and...
  • British Muslims Genocide
  • Naked teens attack home director.
  • U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza...
The email will contain one of the following attachments:
  • Full Clip.exe
  • Full Story.exe
  • Read More.exe
  • Video.exe
Keep your anti-virus software up-to-date and make sure to warn all your friends who still don't know their computer is actually under the desk, not inside the monitor.

News source: DailyTech

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