Melissa-like Worm Discovered
As with other global viruses, it’s only a matter of time before it reaches the U.S. This worm is similar to the devastating Melissa virus. It can overload email servers and does this by using Microsoft Outlook to send emails to all the users in the victim’s Outlook address book.
The email comes to the victim with a message written in Dutch that says, “This is sort of funny!” The attachment is the badass.exe file. When the user clicks on the attachment, obscene material pops on the screen with a “yes” and “no” button.
If you or anyone in your firm receives a similar email, delete the file immediately.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.