The virus, called ‘here you have’ or ‘VBMania’, has attacked servers across the world including those at NASA, Google, and possibly the US internal security department office.
This virus is a simple Trojan Horse that arrives in the inbox with the odd-but-suggestive subject line ‘here you have’, according to the Fox News.
The body reads ‘This is The Document I told you about, you can find it Here’ or ‘This is The Free Download Sex Movies, you can find it Here’.
The Internet Storm Center, a free analysis and warning service that tracks malicious internet activity, reported that the initial application that generated the vast cloud of spam clogging servers had been taken down, which should limit the spread of the virus Friday.
However, the centre warned: ‘New variants may well follow.’
Leading virus monitors such as McAfee Labs and Symantec are currently investigating the threat, and have already updated their website to push security products that could protect users.
‘Stop or remove the virus with Norton Internet Security 2011,’ advised Symantec on its site Friday morning. The security companies describe ‘here you have’ as especially challenging to monitor, since the virus may already have replicated into several new forms.
The US officials denied that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was affected by any such virus.
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