Sophos Issues New Virus Warning
- By Scott Bekker
- February 07, 2001
companies to be aware of electronic Valentine’s Day cards that could harbor
“Sending joke programs, screensavers, and electronic
valentine cards increases the risk of virus infection,” said Graham Cluley,
senior technology consultant for Sophos Anti-Virus.
Sophos has reported that virus writers are increasingly
using psychological temptations such as love, money, and lust to encourage
innocent users to activate viruses. Last year’s “Love Bug” posed as a love
letter and millions of users were duped. Sophos suggests that all organizations
teach employees safe computing practices and to be suspicious of any unsolicited
e-mail attachments. – Isaac Slepner
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.