Spam Virus Gone Crazy

As reported all places here there’s a new strain of the ‘sobig’ spam virus circulating today. And I’m being hit bad. My own laptop is not infected, but through no fault of my own in the last 3 hours I’ve been receiving the spam virus at a rate of roughly one per minute, each of which carries the 100kbyte payload.

That means my account will receive more than 100 Megabytes of spam today!!!

This is the latest variant in a succession of the virus, and it has me worried. It looks to me like virus-caused spam is increasing at a huge rate. If no measures are found to stop this kind of thing soon enough, and such virusses grow at a higher rate than the available bandwidth of the internet, what happens?

OK, I’ll stop being apocolyptic now and get back in my box.