New version of Sober worm pretends to be an email from FBI or CIA
Internet users are being warned of an in-the-wild worm which is pretending to be an email from an FBI or CIA investigator.
In the last four hours, the worm has accounted for over 35% of all viruses reported to Sophos, making it currently the most prevalent virus spreading across the world. The FBI is so concerned about the messages that it has issued a warning on its website.
The new version of the Sober worm arrives as an email attachment, with the following message body:
We have logged your IP-address on more than 30 illegal Websites.
Important: Please answer our questions! The list of questions are attached.
Federal Bureau of Investigation-FBI-
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW , Room 3220
Washington , DC 20535
Phone: (202) 324-30000
(Sometimes the emails claim to come from the same investigator, but at the CIA.)
Anyone gotten an e-mail from an intimidating government agency lately? -Trip
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