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Spam flood from Sober worm

This news item expired May 24, 2005. It may contain out-of-date information.
Iowa State was blanketed by German-language spam due to the latest version of the Sober mass-mailing worm, which began rapidly spreading the weekend of May 15. The mail has very low ratings as potential spam, which allowed it to slip through most filters.

Computerworld article:
http://www.computerworld.com/newsletter/0,4902,101760,00.html?nlid=AM

Information on enabling spam filter: http://www.it.iastate.edu/spam/