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'Storm' spam surges, infections climb

Newer versions of the spam dumped more infected messages into in-boxes and duped an increasing number of users to launch the files and thus compromise their computers.

The "Storm worm" that blasted across the Internet late last week spread Monday as security companies repeated their warnings and raised alert levels to new highs.

Actually a Trojan downloader, the payload has been given a variety of names by antivirus vendors, including Peacomm (Symantec) and Troj/Dorf-Fam (Sophos). It arrives in widely spammed messages with several possible subject heads and as a number of differently named executable files.

ยป iTnews - 23-01-2007

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