Spam Surge: Trojan.Peacomm Threat Level is HIGH A Trojan, which was first spotted January 17, 2007 Symantec Security Response recently raised the risk level of Trojan.Peacomm to a category 3 of a possible 5 threat levels, due to the speed and volume in which it is being aggressively spammed across the Internet. The Trojan, which was first spotted January 17, 2007 has been raised to a higher category following a sustained increase in new versions of the attack which appeared over the weekend as the malware author responded to improvements in protection made by security companies by adjusting his tactics. Trojan.Peacomm is one of a number of spamming Trojan horse programs Symantec has seen lately that appear to originate from Russia and are clearly aimed at making money for the author by pumping up penny stocks. The victim is enticed through social engineering techniques to open an attachment, which typically appears to be a video clip on a recent, newsworthy event. The email itself will have no message body, but will have one of several subject lines such as "A killer at 11, he's free at 21 and kill again!," "Fidel Castro Dead," "Re: Your Text." For a complete list of subject lines, please click here. Courtesy: Symantec News letter So friends, update your antivirus and anti-spyware definitions and do a complete scan now. As said, this is a new Trojan with "HIGH" risk. I did my a complete scan of my system after knowing this. My system is safe.