Have not received word about this new worm..........but I've been using Norton's Live updates twice a day for almost a week now since I got The Blaster. We're "clean" now - and have the patch.
My comp guy said ONE of the primary reasons for these worms/viruses is so that the sender can get your private info. Paypal, paysystems, any password stored in your system. It gets them - then sends them back to the sender. At least - that's what blaster did.
Got a big virus couple of months ago - had to cancel all credit cards & paypal pronto.
Agree - some computer geeks just are demented or have too much time on their hands. Others? They're thieves.
Have received no odd emails in all the email accounts I'm responsible for, however. Famous Last Words, eh?
edited to add:
Just got this one on my husband's email:
FTC's Mail Filter service has detected a potential
e-mail virus. This suspicious message has been quarantined
in your Message Center:
Virus: W32/[email protected] (ED)