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Sober to restart on Monday

by Nikola Strahija on May 21st, 2005 Slave PCs infected with the Sober-P worm are set to reactivate on Monday, 23 May.


Sober-P posed as offers of a free ticket for next year's World Cup and set up backdoor access on compromised PCs, claiming thousands of victims since its first appearance earlier this month.

These infected machines were later used to generate a German hate-mail spam outbreak. The German Federal Office for Information Security warned on Friday that the Sober P worm will become active again this Monday, and may launch another Trojan. Email security firm CipherTrust said that virus authors could reprogram this botnet to send out yet more spam, propagate secondary infections or launch a denial of service attack.


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