Sircam - still spreading in the wild

October 09, 2001 Sophos Press Release

Sophos technical support continues to receive a significant number of calls from computer users affected by the W32/Sircam-A worm, first reported in July 2001.

"It's hard to believe people are still being infected by this virus when it is so easy to stop through up-to-date anti-virus software," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos Anti-Virus. "Sircam can cause particular problems for businesses because of the way it breaches company confidentiality by distributing documents and spreadsheets found on your hard disk."

Sophos first issued an advisory and protection to customers against W32/Sircam-A on 18 July 2001, and recommends users subscribe to its free notification service regarding new virus threats discovered in the wild.