Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Bagles and Worldcup viruses.

I usually receive new Bagle variants once or twice a week but for the past one week we received a new Bagle once per day. Today's W32/Bagle.fb@mm arrives in email messages as a password protected archive and the password is included in the email body as a picture.

Since the FIFA World Cup is in progress, it's not such a surprise that another Soccer themed worm, W32/Sixem.a@mm , has been discovered. The worm sends itself in e-mails that look like they come from news at CNN, Hotmail or Yahoo! domains, and uses various subjects such as "Soccer fans killed five teens", "Crazy soccer fans", etc. This worm is not widely spread so please don't worry as we don't have an outbreak of this one!