The team behind the Storm Worm certainly doesn’t miss any excuse to shovel their malware into the tubes. Both Christmas and New Year‘s saw the appearance of new appropriately themed Storm variants, and it appears the little darling is on its way with a Valentine message as well.
As reported by the SANS Internet Storm Center, a new variant of the worm has begun to arrive. At the moment, the attack seems lazy, as the infected e-mails simply contain a Valentine’s Day subject with only an IP address in the body. Once clicked, end users are sent to a web site that displays a heart and a message that “Your download should begin shortly.” Those of you whose downloads might not begin shortly as advertised, are advised that clicking “here” and choosing “run” will begin the infection process launch the download.
Security, Malware, Storm Worm, Troja, Christams, New Year, Valentine Day