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Sober dominates virus-filled January

Sober dominates virus-filled January

January is the newest worst month on record for PC viruses, according to a report released by Sophos.
Feb 6 2006 8:24PM
Sober worm hangover finally draws to a close

Sober worm hangover finally draws to a close

The long-running IT security hangover caused by the Sober worm has finally come to an end, newly published threat monitoring data claimed today. According to the latest monthly malware report from Fortinet, the worm’s activity “spectacularly dropped” on Jan. 6, as it made the transition from its spreading phase to an update phase.
Feb 3 2006 10:32AM
Don't declare victory over Sober yet

Don't declare victory over Sober yet

Although the latest variant of the Sober worm has so far been all bark and no bite, some security experts have warned PC users that the bilingual virus' threat isn’t over yet.
Jan 9 2006 9:05PM
Sober a dud - so far

Sober a dud - so far

Hours after Sober's planned reactivation date had passed, there was no activity by the virus, security firms said Friday.
Jan 6 2006 8:57PM
Sober to strike again this week

Sober to strike again this week

The first worm epidemic of the new year - the latest variant of the Sober worm - is poised to strike at the end of this workweek, security experts have warned.
Jan 3 2006 10:10PM
Security experts fear Nazi Sober worm epidemic poised for January

Security experts fear Nazi Sober worm epidemic poised for January

The recent Sober.AH epidemic could form part of an orchestrated neo-Nazi strategy to saturate mailboxes worldwide with pro-Nazi spam, security experts have warned.
Dec 22 2005 11:30AM
Sober turns in child porn owner

Sober turns in child porn owner

An alleged German child porn offender has turned himself in to authorities after mistaking an email sent by the Sober computer worm as an official warning that he was being investigated, media reports said.
Dec 21 2005 2:04PM
Nazi Sober mutant gears up for anniversary onslaught

Nazi Sober mutant gears up for anniversary onslaught

The next wave of attacks from this year's most prolific email worm family, Sober, is scheduled to start on Jan. 5, 2006, analysis of source code has revealed. The attack date coincides with the 87th anniversary of the founding of the Nazi party.
Dec 8 2005 3:13PM
Sober now one in 13 emails

Sober now one in 13 emails

The latest variant of the Sober worm, called the most widespread virus outbreak ever, has infected one in every 13 email messages, according to a leading online security company.
Dec 6 2005 2:54PM
U.K. National High Tech Crime unit warns over Sober email scam

U.K. National High Tech Crime unit warns over Sober email scam

The U.K.'s National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) has warned the public to be on their guard against "an ongoing mass virus attack" of unsolicited emails containing the Sober virus that purport to have been sent by the agency.
Nov 30 2005 11:14AM
Sober mutant spreading like wildfire

Sober mutant spreading like wildfire

The new Sober-Z worm is spreading at such a rate that it now accounts for over 81 percent of all viruses, making it the most widespread computer virus in the world, security experts warned Thursday.
Nov 25 2005 12:40PM
Hilton video new Sober bait

Hilton video new Sober bait

The latest versions of the Sober email worm took a few new turns this week, including one that attempts to dupe users into downloading what they think are videos of hotel chain heiress Paris Hilton.
Nov 23 2005 6:40PM
New Sober variants in the mail

New Sober variants in the mail

Security vendors warned users on Tuesday about a handful of new variants of the Sober worm that have appeared this week.
Nov 15 2005 10:19PM
Sober hits hard come what May

Sober hits hard come what May

Virus-infected email rose almost four-fold in May as the Sober virus took hold.
Jun 2 2005 11:23AM
Mystery download await infected Sober PCs

Mystery download await infected Sober PCs

The Sober worm saga is set to take another fascinating twist on Monday. Every hour compromised computers will start downloading mystery information from websites selected by the author using a complicated algorithm based on time.
May 20 2005 4:42PM
Sober worm goose-steps onto world's PCs

Sober worm goose-steps onto world's PCs

A new variant of the Sober worm is turning computers into spam relays for Nazi propaganda.
May 16 2005 4:32PM
World Cup Sober worm goes stellar

World Cup Sober worm goes stellar

The Sober worm is now infecting one in every 22 emails as its rise continues. Propagating itself on the back of emails pretending to be football World Cup tickets the Sober-N variant has now infiltrated over 40 countries.
May 5 2005 12:06PM
This time it's the Sober causing World Cup problems

This time it's the Sober causing World Cup problems

A new Sober worm is raising threat levels after luring fans through the offer of World Cup Football tickets.
May 3 2005 12:08PM
Virus proves Sober more socially adept

Virus proves Sober more socially adept

Anti-virus experts are raising threat alerts over the latest variant of an aging virus. Sober.N is spreading in German and English speaking countries.
Apr 19 2005 3:05PM

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