New Mimail Worm Targets Anti-Spam Sites

Anti-spam organizations have become the target of a new Internet worm that tries to knock their sites offline using denial-of-service attacks. The worm/virus comes as an attachment to an e-mail purporting to be from a woman named Wendy who details an erotic encounter and then offers naked photographs.

Clicking the attachment triggers the virus which then sends itself to other email addresses stored in the infected computer and then allows a massive amount of data to at a later time to the Anti-Spam site. The flood of useless data renders their services unavailable.

If there is one thing that I hate worse than regular spam, it’s email spam. And if there is one thing that I hate worse than email spam, it’s email spam that’s actually a worm / virus. I hope the guy that wrote this virus gets hit by a bus, or falls off a cliff – whichever I’m not picky.

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