In millions of Windows, the perfect Storm is gathering

Windows Virus

It’s a great time to buy a Mac! Seriously, we wonder if the the NSA’s tinkering has anything to do with this. — PID

By JOHN NAUGHTON
October 24, 2007

(THE OBSERVER) — A spectre is haunting the net…It’s called the Storm worm.

It first appeared at the beginning of the year, hidden in email attachments with the subject line: ‘230 dead as storm batters Europe’. The PC of anyone who opened the attachment became infected and was secretly enrolled in an ever-growing network of compromised machines called a ‘botnet’. Full Report