News

New “Anna Kournikova” Virus Hits Net

Major virus advisory companies, including Sophos Anti-Virus and Shym Technology, warned Internet users today to be careful of a new worm that is spreading across the Internet. The virus purports to be a picture of tennis star Anna Kournikova.

The worm, known as VBS/SST-A, arrives in an e-mail message with the subject line “Here you have, ;0)” and an attached VBScript file called AnnaKournikova.jpg.vbs.

When launched, the file sends itself to all addresses in the user’s Microsoft Outlook address book.

“This virus is the latest to exploit psychology to aid its spread amongst gullible users,” said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos Anti-Virus. “Our message to computer users is simple – think with your brain, not with your groin.”

Sophos Anti-Virus has issued an update which protects against VBS/SST-A. It is available at the company’s Web site. – Isaac Slepner

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • How To Replace an Aging Domain Controller

    If the hardware behind your domain controllers has become outdated, here's a step-by-step guide to performing a hardware refresh.

  • Azure Backup for SQL Server 2008 Available at Preview Stage

    Microsoft added the option of using the Azure Backup service to provide recovery support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 when those workloads are hosted on Azure virtual machines.

  • Microsoft Suggests Disabling Old Protocols with Exchange Server 2019

    Exchange Server 2019 with Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) can help organizations rid themselves of old authentication protocols, which constitute a potential security risk.

  • Microsoft Previews New Edge Browser on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

    Microsoft announced this week that it has released previews of its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge Web browsers for use on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 systems.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.