Sober Mutant Starts to Squirm

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2003-12-22 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sophos Inc. and Network Associates Technology Inc. on Monday issued upgraded threat warnings for a mutant of the W32/Sober-C that has an added bilingual element. Sober-C mails itself with subject lines and message bodies in English and German and uses e-mail addresses harvested from a compromised machine.

Chris Beltoff, a senior security analyst at Sophos, said the appearance of a virus variant with bilingual subject lines and message bodies increases the odds of spreading. 

Network Associates said that 80 percent of the intercepted virus comes from Germany.

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