Why people are still clicking on executables in their e-mail we’ll never know, but the “Bagle” virus that caused problems earlier in the week is starting to die down.
According to MessageLabs, “W32/Bagle-mm is a mass mailing worm that arrives in an executable attachment. Analysis suggests that the worm includes a backdoor component that listens for connection to a malicious user and can send notification of an infected machine. It also appears that the worm may attempt to downlaod a Trojan proxy component known as Backdoor-CBJ.”
Data on the MessageLabs site shows the rate of infection rapidly declining.