Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search


Symantec Security Upgrades W32.Netsky To Level 4

Symantec Security Response is continuing to track W32.Netsky.D@mm and has upgraded the threat to level 4, on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most serious.

The threat is being upgraded due to an increase in the level of submissions received from customers. W32.Netsky.D@mm is a mass-mailing worm that is a variant of W32.Netsky.C@mm . The worm scans drives C through Z for email addresses and sends itself to addresses that are found.

The Subject, Body, and Attachment names vary. The attachment will have a .pif file extension. To date, Symantec has received 1433 submissions worldwide of W32.Netsky.D@mm. Over 50 percent of all submissions originate in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region.

At this time, the Americas are reporting 59 submissions. However because this worm targets the consumer user, Symantec expects an increase in submissions when consumers return home from work in the Americas.

Symantec encourages all users to update their virus definitions on a regular basis and not to open any e-mails from unknown sources.

More information and virus definitions are available at

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>



Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news