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Viruses Rampage as War Rages

HACKER activity has increased sharply in recent weeks due to the war in Iraq, but the attacks have not caused serious problems, according to Trend Micro. The antivirus company says virus writers have unleashed several new threats in March, but none had spread very rapidly or developed into serious problems. The main results have been defacement of web pages. Trend Micro says no co-ordinated major attacks or disruption of internet traffic has been reported. The company’s list of the 10 most common viruses for March was still dominated by long-running “mixed threats”, such as FunLove, Klez.H and Nimda. Of the three war-related viruses discovered in late March, the most significant was the Ganda worm, which spreads by email, with text in both English and Swedish. Its impact is greatest in Scandinavian countries. Full Story

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