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Britney Spears Worm


Look out for an email with subject line “RE: Britney Pics” and has the following body text: “Take a look at these pics…”. The email requires ActiveX to run so it attempts at deceiving users by adding the message: “Enable ActiveX to See Britney Pictures”. Despite the emails alluring nature, virus experts do not suspect the virus to be serious. “We haven’t seen it in the wild yet, but obviously a virus named Britney will attract a degree of attention so we are going to alert our customers”. Says Graham Cluley, technical specialist at Sophos.


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