The Great Storm of January 19th

A big storm is in progress, more accurately the Trojan, named 'Storm Worm' by antivirus vendor F-Secure, which first started to spread on Friday across Europe. The email claimed to include breaking news about the weather or even Fidel Castro, in an attempt to get people to open an executable file.

Over the weekend there were six subsequent waves of the attack, - I had several variants - with each email attempting to lure users into downloading an executable by promising a topical news story. There were emails that purported to carry news of an as-yet-unconfirmed missile test by the Chinese against one of its weather satellites, and emails reporting that Fidel Castro had died.

And it's still coming!