Brace Yourself for Nyxem Virus
From ZDNet, here are the facts for the next big worm to hit us:
- The Nyxem virus was first reported on 16 January. These machines are now hard-coded to propagate the virus on 3 February.
- Nyxem propagates itself by harvesting e-mail addresses on an infected machine and as a network worm. Hence more additional emails and network traffics, and possible slow down e-mail response time.
- Nyxem will delete all Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF file types from a compromised PC.
So brace yourself, update your Antivirus signature, and don’t be gullible by opening those socially engineered e-mails. Like the T-Shirt said: “Social Engineering: because there’s no patch for human stupidity”, therefore don’t be stupid.