NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, November 14, 2005

New Sober to be released tomorrow? Posted by Mikko @ 22:37 GMT

lka In a surprise move, the Bavarian Police is warning on a worm outbreak that will happen - tomorrow.

Bayerisches Landeskriminalamt has today put out a press release. In the release they warn of a possible new Sober variant that would be launched tomorrow (Tuesday 15th of November).

The new variant should be spreading in emails like this:

 Subject: Registration Confirmation
 Body: Thanks for your registration. Your data are saved in the zipped Word.doc file!
 Attachment: registration.zip

The German police is basing their information on a year-long investigation into the Sober case (the author of the virus is German). They also say they can not provide more details at this time ("N�here Einzelheiten k�nnen zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt noch nicht mitgeteilt werden.")

Thanks to Micha for the tip.