E-Mail Worm Clogging Network Traffic

From: The New York Times, January 27, 2004

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- An e-mail worm that looks like a normal error message but actually contains a malicious program continued to snarl computers around the world on Tuesday.

MessageLabs Inc., which scans e-mail for viruses, said 1 in every 12 messages contained the worm, called ``Mydoom'' or ``Novarg.'' Security experts described it as the largest virus-like outbreak in months, one made more problematic by its timing.