Sophos has received an increasing number of reports in the past
few days of the W32/Yaha-E worm infecting
Many of the reports have come from the Netherlands and
Switzerland, although there have been submissions to Sophos's
support department originating from other countries.
The worm arrives as an email attachment and can use a wide
assortment of subject lines and filenames. Many of the subject
lines use wording related to friendship or love.
Sophos has had protection available to protect against
W32/Yaha-E since June 20, and reminds users that if they have kept
their anti-virus protection fully updated they should have nothing
Sophos also advises companies to adopt a "safe computing" policy which
can include such elements as blocking potentially dangerous file
types from entering your organisation at the email gateway.