Een week na de ontdekking van het 'Thursday'-virus of 'W97M/Thurs.A.' wordt er dan toch alarm geslagen. Dit haal ik van McAfee.com:
W97M/Thurs.A or "Thursday" is a recent virus, discovered on 8/26/99. W97M/Thus.A has been given a HIGH risk assessment by AVERT. Though it spreads through sharing of documents, and not by automatically emailing itself across networks, it has achieved a high rate of prevalence very quickly.
The virus carries a potentially destructive payload that will attempt to delete all files on a userís c: drive on the trigger date of December 13th. The pattern of reports from multiple financial institutions around the world in rapid succession suggests the initial outbreak may have occurred through the distribution of a single infected document within the financial community.
De nieuwste DAT-files voor McAfee kun je o.a hier neerhalen.