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Indian hackers target Pakistan

A new e-mail virus has been released on the Internet in the latest cyber war of words to target Pakistan. According to BBC News, a variant of the Yaha Internet e-mail worm has been written by a group of hackers calling themselves the Indian Snakes. The new virus has been attacking web sites in Pakistan, including the government sites, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and the Stock Exchange, says Sophos, an anti-virus firm. According to details, the Yaha-Q arrives as an e-mail attachment and can send itself to people listed in the recipient’s e-mail address book. It then launches a denial-of-service attack, where the earmarked servers are overloaded by multiple requests, on Pakistani web sites. Full Story

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