The Stration Worm, found mostly in SPAM, could pose a real threat given the potential its creators could unleash.
Security vendors are rating the Stration Worm ( also known as Warezov, Stration and Stratio ) as a low risk infection but admit that the worm is difficult to work with.
The malware is a virus spread via mass-email and infects machines running Windows. The infected computer, usually infected due to opening an attachment via email from a spam message, then sends itself out again to other email addresses located in the host computer’s contact list.
The tricky part is the code is capable of downloading new versions of itself as frequently as every 30 minutes from a batch of websites on the Internet. The new versions are created by the creator of the original hacker. This new way is more difficult to identify and solve because the code resides on host computers that can be altered to stay ahead of the virus protection efforts.
Sample Email Subject: “This is not shown on TV.” with attachment: picture0000.zip.
This leading email worm is certainly something to watch.