Security firms issue warning over email worm

Sep 10, 2010
This photo taken on January 2010 shows a woman typing on the keyboard of her laptop computer. Computer security firms issued warnings on Friday over a computer virus that arrives by email offering downloads of "free sex movies" or documents.

Computer security firms issued warnings on Friday over a computer virus that arrives by email offering downloads of "free sex movies" or documents.

McAfee Labs said the "Here you have" virus, which attacks users of computers running Microsoft's , takes its name from the subject line in the emails sent to unsuspecting recipients.

The emails provide a link to a website purporting to offer shared PDF documents or movie files but which actually execute the virus when clicked upon.

Once activated, the worm attempts to send the on to all of the contacts in a recipient's address book, McAfee said.

In addition, it attempts to disable programs hosted by a recipient's machine.

Kaspersky, another security firm, raised its threat level over the virus which it called "VBMania."

"The worm is pretty active, and currently sending out significant amounts of mail," it said.

According to Fox News, the virus took down servers at US space agency NASA and companies such as cable giant Comcast on Thursday.

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Gouda
not rated yet Sep 11, 2010
That picture and its caption at the top, "This photo taken on January 2010 shows a woman typing on the keyboard of her laptop computer." has to be a joke. What does it have to do with the article? Though, come to think of it, her black fingernails does probably mean she is more likely to open an email titled "free sex movies" Best of all, you can enlarge the picture! ;-)