Malicious computer virus writers used an unusual real-time assault in volume to attack computers, according to Finnish data security firm F-Secure .
The virus, which the company named “Storm Worm” is sent to hundreds of thousands of email addresses worldwide. The e-mail SUBJECT LINE says: “230 dead as storm batters Europe.” Other subject lines are also possible, including the following:
An attached file contains malware, mostly affecting private users, can infiltrate computer systems by creating a back door to the computer that can be exploited later to steal data or use the computer to post spam.
F-Secure’s info on this infection