Broken Sept 11 worm poses little risk

S'kiddiot sickos peddle conspiracy theory

Virus writers have exploited interest in the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks with their latest attempts to create a damaging email worm.

Fortunately due to bugs in the code of Chet-A it fails to work properly and is considered a minimal threat.

In the unlikely event you receive it, Chet-A arrives in the form of an email attachment called 11september.exe to a letter advancing a preposterous conspiracy theory that the motive for attacks on the US was to conceal money laundering.

AV vendors reports few instances of the Windows-specific virus in the wild, those most likely arising from the VXers themselves mailing their malware to vendors, a common tactic about such s'kiddiots.

Even though it doesn't work, AV vendors have updated their tools to detect Chet-A. Users are also advised, as always, to treat unsolicited email attachments with deep scepticism. ®

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