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Data security organisation admits sending virus to subscribers

A Scandinavian data security organisation has admitted unwittingly sending the FunLove virus to subscribers. Norway’s Data Inspectorate says the virus was sent under the guise of an advisory on computer security. According to the government agency, the virus infected its external email server and immediately started sending itself to all 1700 people on its mailing list. The agency said its internet service provider shut down the email system nearly an hour after it was infected, but “unfortunately the virus had already sent itself to everyone.” A spokesman added: “It is extra embarrassing that we pushed a virus on people who had put themselves on a news list that provides information on data security.” Full Story

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