One of the biggest security threats in 2007 was posed by a new and rapidly-evolving email spamming campaign.
The central piece of the new campaign is the Storm Worm, a mixed-type piece of malware that combines worm features with backdoor and Trojan capabilities. Initially spotted in the wild on January the 17th 2007, the worm is trying to infect computers, and then to add them to the Storm botnet. The worm disguises itself as a newsletter containing a film about forged news stories. Just like its predecessors, it relies on users

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Bogdan Botezatu is living his second childhood at Bitdefender as senior e-threat analyst. When he is not documenting sophisticated strains of malware or writing removal tools, he teaches extreme sports such as surfing the web without protection or rodeo with wild Trojan horses. He believes that most things in life can be beat with strong heuristics and that antimalware research is like working for a secret agency: you need to stay focused at all times, but you get all the glory when you catch the bad guys.