9/11/2007
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Storm Trojan: As Overexposed as Britney

If your head is about to explode from so many Storm worm sightings, here's a little relief



Sick of Storm warnings from security vendors? Security site TeMerc has come up with a fill-in-the-blanks template for Storm alerts. (And yes, it can also be retooled for writing reports on the latest exploits of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, or Lindsay Lohan.)

    *insert security vendor\researcher name>>> _______'s research team has spotted a new variant of Storm\Nuwar\Peacomm\Zhelatin, this time purportedly from *insert event>>>>____ and using *insert social networking tactic>>> ______, invading inboxes in *insert country of origin>>> ______ using *insert file extension>>>>_____ to trick users into opening the mail. Users are reminded *insert obvious "security countermeasure">>>> _____. Users of *insert vendor anti-virus application>>>> _____ are protected if running updated software. We detect it as *insert one of previously-mentioned names>>>> _____.

— Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark Reading

Kelly Jackson Higgins is the Executive Editor of Dark Reading. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise ... View Full Bio

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