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Sobig virus wreaks e-mail havoc - PCstats.com Sobig virus wreaks e-mail havoc
Mon, April 19 2004 | 10:23PM | PermaLink Feedback?
The web seems to have caught out a lot of people in China. About 30% of China's net users, about 20 million people, have been infected by the virus according to figures collected by Chinese security firm Beijing Rising Technology Shareholding Co.
SOBIG SUBJECT LINES
Re: details
Re: approved
Re: my details
Re: Thankyou!
Re: That movie
Re: wicked screensaver
Re: your application
Your details
Thankyou
The company put an unprotected PC on the net which was flooded with 5,000 Sobig messages within three hours. "We haven't seen anything spread so fast," said a spokeswoman for Rising Technology. "It could get worse because there's very limited awareness of viruses and preventive measures." Others suffered the effects of the virus too. E-mail servers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were congested by the amount of messages Sobig created and defence firm Lockheed Martin said that although less than 1% of its PCs were infected this still caused disruption on its network. Air Canada cancelled flights on Tuesday because its internal network was overwhelmed by the Nachi worm
FULL STORY @ Archived from BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3173255.stm
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