Monday, May 27th 2002
The Klez Worm
This isn't game development news, but its something that's affecting a lot of people; especially those who operate or contribute to web sites. If you haven't heard by now, there's an annoying e-mail worm circulating, called Klez. As it spreads via e-mail, it provides fraudulent "from" addresses that are collected from cached web pages or address books on compromised machines. This makes incoming e-mail with infected attachments appear as though they've come from someone you might know.
Even if your client or OS is not susceptible to these types of attacks, the reason this one potentially affects everyone reading e-mail is that the fraudulent return address falsely implies that someone you know at least tried to send you an infected attachment. Here's some coverage from Wired: