I don’t usually cover virus warnings here at GR.net, but I feel this one warrants mentioning in the hope some unprotected readers will take steps to protect themselves.

I am sure most of you will know of the sick email going around that pretends to be news about the London bombings, when it is in actuality a trojan virus. What you may not know is that the payload is infact more sinister than some reports would have you believe.

The National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre in the UK has issued a warning that this Trojan is attempting to gather sensitive information from Goverment locations. You can read more about it in this PDF, but please make sure your anti virus software is up to date, and avoid opening emails from unknown parties. If you do not have AV installed you can get a good free one here. Forum discussion and updates here.