Nazi-spam hits Danish computers

Several Danish PC owners have been harrassed by spam containing German extreme right-wing propaganda.

The Danish anti-virus company Virus112 reports that several of its clients have received emails containing texts such as "asylum seekers feel up German girls", and that crime is on the rise among people of foreign extraction.

According to Virus112, the mails were apparently sent from a PC infected with the worm Sober.G, which subsequently uses other private computers to distribute the material.

The computer worm Sober.G installs a backdoor in the computer and exploits part of its power and bandwidth. It then uses the back door to download more programmes which can be used to distribute spam.

Most of the spam material appears to have come from the University of Rostock, while other mails have been traced back to Deutsche Telekom or other countries.