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Comeback of the Sober worm

by Nikola Strahija on October 7th, 2005 Virus writers have created a duo of email worms which pose as pictures of old schoolfriends. The Sober-O and Sober-P worms were bulk mailed to thousands of potential victims overnight in an attempt to seed infection.


Like earlier versions of the Sober worm, the bilingual virus can travel in both English and German language emails. Windows users tricked into opening infected attachments will find their machines turned into zombie drones under the control of hackers.

When translated, the German version of the infected email messages contains text referring to a class reunion. English language versions of both worms refer to password changes. The malware sends German versions to email addresses associated with German (.de) and Austrian domains. English language versions go to everyone else.

Sober-O uses the same tricks as its predecessor, Sober-N, one of the biggest virus outbreaks of 2005.


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