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    Lightbulb Sober worm to cause a few hangovers

    Hi,

    The Worm is back form it's sleep and about to cause a few hangovers ....................Labelled as either variant 'I' or 'J' the worm has been spreading rapidly since first thing this morning.

    The newest variant in the Sober family of Windows viruses resurrects itself if some of the parts it leaves on infected machines are not deleted.

    The virus also tries to trick people into opening infected attachments by claiming that the message has been passed as clean by anti-virus scanners.

    POPULAR SOBER-I SUBJECT LINES
    Details
    Registration Confirmation
    Your mail password
    invalid mail
    Mail delivery_failed
    Re: Delivery_failure_notice
    Re: illegal signs in your mail
    Your Password

    Source

    Threat Advisory: McAfee AVERT Raises Risk Assessment to Medium on New W32/Sober.j@MM Virus

    Virus Profile: W32/Sober.j@MM

    --Good Luck--

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    Thanks

    I was looking for info on this virus, my Isp just warned me about it, they are having problems with it. Thanks
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    Your ISP is having problesm with this ? it is over 5 months old. You need to switch ISPs now if they have insecure machines that are being hit by this old virus.

    BTW... if a post has a flashing date by the poster's name, then the thread is considered old.

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    ~Halv

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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Hi halv

    It looks like a new variant:

    http://news.com.com/Sober+worm+makes...3-5698411.html

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    AKA - Sober.O (symantec)

    details from: http://securityresponse.symantec.com...ober.o@mm.html

    one of several info pages you can find helpful when looking for virus information: http://securityresponse.symantec.com/

    Sober.Q (Sophos)

    Details from: http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/anal...rojsoberq.html


    Cheers
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