Crippling a Nation Via Email Virus

By Deane Barker on August 13, 2003

Story: How an e-mail virus could cripple a nation: An interesting look at cyber-terrorism by email virus.

“Since e-mail attachments are relatively easy for IT departments to detect, they started by imbedding in an e-mail message a link to a Web site that could have contained malicious code… Of the thirteen IT people working at the bank, eight downloaded the executable file linked to in the e-mail, and five actually executed the code on their desktop systems.”

Via LockerGnome.