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Internet Put on Sars Alert

Sars internet virus found in the wild, but causes minimal damage. A worm capitalising on the widespread fear accompanying the fatal flu virus Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) has emerged in the wild, antivirus experts warned yesterday. However, according to antivirus company Sophos, the impact of the internet virus is minimal. “Sophos has received no reports from users affected by this worm. However, we have issued this advisory following enquiries to our support department from customers,” the company said in a statement. The W32/Coronex-A mass-mailer internet worm, which sends itself to every contact in a victim’s Windows address book, is contained in an attachment to emails that are being distributed via different addresses, including sars@hotmail.com, sars2@hotmail.com and virus@yahoo.com, depending on the day they are sent out. Full Story

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