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New email worm

New email worm

A new e-mail worm called 'Afeto' has been in circulation for a few days. It is particularly noticeable because of its rather peculiar distribution method, because after it has been activated by double-clicking on the mail attachment ...

... it searches the computer for JPG images, which it then searches for inserts into a Word document and infects it with its own distribution routine. Then 'Afeto' sends itself to all mail addresses in Outlook. The problem with this is that in the event of massive distribution and the resulting volume of data, some mail servers can be brought to their knees.

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