Virus analysts at F-Secure have been made aware of a new and dangerous
themed virus now in the wild and reported to be spreading at record speed --
more quickly than the Love Bug. The virus, known as VBS/SST-A (also known
as Kalamar or Calamar) is an attached file, named AnnaKournikova.jpg..vbs
The worm arrives in an email with the subject line "Here you have,:0)." The
message is "Hi: Check This!" When the unwary open this attachment the encrypted Visual Basic Script worm forwards itself to addresses in their Outlook address book. Although the worm has no malicious effect, it causes networks to freeze due to the volume of email traffic generated.
F-secure is advising users not to open emails which have the above subject
line and not to click on any purported Anna Kournikova attachments -- no
matter how tempted! For details on the latest antivirus software and free downloads, visit www.f-secure.com Jason Holloway, F-Secure UK Manager, can be contacted on 07887 943600 for more information.
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