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Sobig.F Virus Slows, Second Attempt Fizzles

The fast-spreading Sobig.F e-mail virus slowed on Sunday and failed for a second time to launch a remote data attack using thousands of infected personal computers, computer security experts said. Sobig.F, which first emerged on Aug. 18, was programmed by an unknown creator to unleash a data attack at noon PDT on Sunday. But with the trigger — a computer program unwittingly installed on 20 poorly defended computers mostly in the United States and Canada — deactivated on Friday, Sunday’s attempt was a non-event, according to reports from technology security company Symantec Corp. and Craig Schmugar, virus research engineer at rival Network Associates Inc. Full Story

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