July 24, 2001

Sircam worms way onto thousands of PCs

Author: JT Smith

Thank you, Sircam, may I have another? While Linux users have been merely annoyed at the proliferation of Word documents littering their inboxes the past few days, the Sircam worm continues to wreak havoc on computers running Microsoft's operating system and Outlook e-mail client. The Globe and Mail reports that Sircam has gone from being something of an irritation last week to become Asia's top computer security problem, and Trend Micro's tracking service has logged more than 2,200 reports of new infections within the last 24 hours.


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