Leading virus monitors such as McAfee Labs and Symantec are investigating the virus threat, which launches a program on selecting the link in the message, and spams the virus out to everyone in the address book.“It’s a phishing attack — when you click on the link in an e-mail it goes into the address book. It was clogging a bunch of e-mail and that’s it….It’s too early to say how sophisticated it was, but a number of companies and agencies were affected,” officials said.
It was especially challenging to monitor this particular virus, as it appeared to be replicating in several forms, noted McAfee’s experts.
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