Thursday, October 28, 2004
New Worm Targets Google
The new Zafi.C worm is attempting to launch a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against Google, reports Web User. It is also attacking Microsoft, the Hungarian Prime Minister, and asking for the death penalty to be reinstated in Hungary. A spokesman for Sophos, a security firm, said:
The Hungarian author of the Zafi worm has been very successful in the past in spreading his viruses - all of which have a political message. Hopefully computer users are becoming more suspicious of unsolicited emails and are more vigilant about protecting their PCs from attack.