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New Computer Virus Causes Trouble for Korean Internet Users

A new computer virus that is being propagated through e-mail under the title of “Re: Your password!” is causing problems with online traffic in the country, Ahnlab Inc. said Tuesday. The comprehensive Internet security solutions firm said that it has upgraded its V3 Anti-Virus Solution engine to handle the Frethem worm (Win32/Frethem.48640), and has warned computer users not to open suspicious e-mails. The new strain was discovered on the `net Monday and has a low “risk assessment” level because it does not erase files or crash computers. A spokesman for Ahnlab said that the “Re: Your password!” virus allows spam mail to flood onto the computer screen, and by extension causes an overload in the network server. He stressed that the best way to cope with the virus was to delete the entire file. Full Story

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