Virus and worm writers suck… This stuff gets really annoying really quickly.
The latest worm picks on Microsoft SQL server. Don’t think we have many installations here. However, between 4 and 6 AM on a Sunday morning we had an average 30% utilization of our bandwith? That is down from 80 – 100% utilization yesterday afternoon. Could be people downloading music and videos, but I doubt it.
A tenth of the email I get are infected by a virus. The person that sent the email does not know they are sending the email. The person on the FROM line did not send the email and likely are getting emails with my address in the FROM line.
What can you do? Put pressure on the top people of your workplace and home ISP to have anti-virus tools placed on their email servers to protect you. This stuff is getting out of hand!