The virus, called “Here You Have,” is a simple Trojan Horse that security companies are calling by different names.
An e-mail arrives in your in-box with the subject line “Here You Have.” The body reads: “This is The Document I told you about, you can find it Here.” Or, “This is The Free Download Sex Movies, you can find it Here.”
It pounded corporate America Thursday, took down servers at ABC, NASA, Comcast and Google. It was in Google’s top five searches Friday.
The Internet Storm Center, a free analysis and warning service that tracks malicious Internet activity reported that the application responsible for the spam choking the servers had been taken down, but the Web wasn’t out of danger.
“New variants may well follow,” the Storm Center warned.
Click on the link and the download will launch a program that spams the same Trojan Horse to everyone in your address book.
“It looks like multiple variants may be spreading and it may take some time to work through them all to paint a clearer picture,” Craig Schmugar on McAfee’s Threat Response page.
The “Here You Have” worm doesn’t attack Norton/ Symantec products, according to Norton. Norton recommends their Norton Internet Security 2011.