is this virus racist then? does it only attack US computers? are we European folk ok?
and hasn't this been out for about 6 years?
While you guys are still vulnerable to it, the nature of the virus means you are less likely to get the hoax-email containing it.
IP addresses are generated based on zone then region and finally country. If you wanted to target just one country you could your mass-email and virus to only go for IP addresses within the range of a country's possible IP's.
This is why I love my Onion Router.
Now I'm here, an hour from now it could and has said my IP is in China... which is of course false.
And this is a new virus to my knowledge, not the weak one that hit 6 years ago that most people have forgotten about.
Yeah, "Nimda" as it was called. That one actually resurfaced for a while and gave us computer/networking folks a royal pain. It killed your GUI interface but that was about it and generally could be repaired.
The fact that these emails get sent out doesnt really surprise me. That there are STILL people without the self control to avoid clicking on such emails and/or opening their attachments??? Mind boggling....