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Nationwide alert placed on Trojan horse program

The Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) and the Korea Information Security Agency (KISA) yesterday placed an alert about “Trojan horse” programs that are rapidly infecting home, institutional and corporate networks across the nation. A Trojan horse program is a program that appears to be legitimate, but actually performs illicit activity when the user unwittingly runs it on his PC. It may be used by unknown third parties to locate password information, or make networks more vulnerable to hacking. It can also simply destroy programs or corrupt data in a network, or on a PC’s hard drive. The information ministry said that it will stage a major virus clean-up campaign of their networks with the help of two major anti-virus software manufacturers – Ahnlab Inc. (www.ahnlabo. co.kr) and Hauri (www.hauri.co. kr). Full Story

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