TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Bogus Emails Contain New Sober Worm

Bogus Emails Contain New Sober Worm

Associated Press News Wire (
Wed, 23 Nov 2005 12:41:22 -0600

Austria's equivalent of the FBI said Tuesday that it is investigating
a flurry of bogus e-mails sent in its name to people in Austria,
Germany and Switzerland.

The Federal Criminal Investigations Office said the e-mails warn
recipients that they are illegally in possession of pirated software,
and that the messages contain the computer-crippling "Sober" worm.

The agency warned people who receive the e-mails not to open the
attachments, and said it has nothing to do with their circulation.

An investigation is under way, the agency said.

Copyright 2005 The Associated Press.

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