May traditionally marks the beginning of what I call the virus season, which lasts until August or September, coinciding more or less with the traditional summer break at most high schools and colleges.
By Robert Vamosi Senior editor, CNET Reviews May 6, 2005 For example, this past week marked the fifth anniversary of the I Love You virus. So the appearance of Sober.p didn't really surprise me; what did, however, is that this is the 16th variation of Sober, not something original and new (like I Love You). "Historically," writes Mikko Hypponen, director of antivirus research at F-Secure, in a recent blog, "Sober variants have often made a pretty big hit, especially in central Europe. We'll see what happens with this one."