Dangerous Computer Worm
Posted by: Michael Geller, Producer
Created: 12/27/2005 11:13:11 AM
Updated: 12/27/2005 11:14:58 AM
It’s been around for nearly 7 years, but the Sober worm is a computer virus that is causing worry for the year 2006. The FBI is already warning that there are threats that the virus will be released again on January 5th, 2006. Officials say the worm could create serious problems in internet traffic.
One of the aims of the worm is to spread Nazi propoganda. The January 5th date coincides with the 87th anniversary of the founding of Germany’s Nazi Party. The virus has already been detected in thousands of machines, and is timed to release Nazi propoganda into computers on that anniversary date.
The good news is that most major anti-virus programs can detect the worm and rid computers of the problem. Experts suggest that computer users have installed and current anti-virus software to prevent against the Sober worm and other computer viruses.