A long standing internet virus, Sober, took a turn for the Political over the weekend. It decided to start spewing out millions of messages about German politial views.
Sober Q, the newer version of the virus that unsuspecting users downloaded, is not dangerous, it just uses the worm to spread spam about political views. According to spam analysists, there are about 72 variations of the bug. Symantec speculated that the contaminated machines could be sending out as many as 10,000 messages per hour.