Don’t believe anyone who wishes you a happy new year, at least if the greeting comes via email.
UPDATE: The “Happy New Year” worm is still spreading on the net.
Late to the punch…I say. You’d think those worms would know something about internet time (or is that the news I should be criticising?).
Now both descriptions sound alike, and the timing is a little uncanny. Either someone miscounted when labeling the next derivation of the nasty email bug, or these things are getting changed awfully fast. Either way, it could cause problems.
For those of you that think instant messaging attacks are no big deal, catch this…
Yesterday, a new strain of W32/Kelvir worm worked its way into the Reuters news agency’s secure enterprise IM platform, forcing it offline. It could not have come at a worse time for Reuters.