Tech Alert Briefing for 1/12/2002
New Internet Worm Gigger Masquerades as Microsoft Outlook Upgrade
The worm spreads by sending emails to all Microsoft Outlook addresses.According to Symantec the potential damage is listed as High and the distribution of the virus is also listed as high.
Several antivirus software companies have updated their signature files to include this worm. All computer users are urged to be certain their signature files are up-to-date.
For more information on the virus and its removal access the Security Responsefrom Symantec.
Previous Tech Alerts:
01/08/02 Microsoft Universal Plug and Play Vulnerability
12/20/01 Holiday Themed Computer Virus Unleashed
First published on 01/11/2002