Friday, February 03, 2006

The CME-24 hype? (Blackmal, Nyxem.e, Wife.d or Kama Sutra)

Like I told you before Belgium was not heavily infected with this virus ... some other parts of the world however could have got some serious problems with it but this seems not to be the case by looking at all the reports which came in so far. I personally thought that the attention about this virus was exagerated and by looking at the reports this has been the case ... and this was not the first time in the computervirus history... OK, they were some problems but the impact was and is very low until now. This is a normal - except of the payload - in-the-wild virus.
However a vast majority of the machines infected by Nyxem are home computers. Nothing will happen on them until people get home from work and boot up their machines. Half an hour later the damage starts. The user won't realise what's going on until an hour or two later, when it's already late Friday night. The full scope of the problem won't come to light until during the weekend or early next week. Otherwhise I would like to classify this maybe as hype ... let's see.