Security firms warn of looming Sober worm threat

The New Year may bring yet another threat from the Sober family of worms, according to security researchers who say a recently discovered variant of the worm contains code that could unleash a new round of attacks on Jan. 5, 2006.

Security firm iDefense, which is owned by VeriSign, said a variant of Sober found in November contains encrypted code that will command infected computers to download unknown code from Web servers on Jan. 5, 2006.

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