W32/Sober.r Threat Rating is Raised
McAfee today announced that its Anti-virus and Vulnerability Emergency Response Team (AVERT) raised its risk assessment to "Medium" on the recently discovered W32/Sober.r, also known as Sober.r. Sober.r is a fast-moving worm that spreads via e-mail, sending itself to addresses found on the victim's machine. The worm arrives as a ZIP file that contains an executable file inside, named "PW_Klass.Pic.packed-bitmap.exe." And it has many of the same functionalities as its Sober predecessors, researchers at McAfee's AVERT said. Users would need to manually extract the executable from the ZIP file and manually run the attachment in order to be infected.
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