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Swen virus could infect millions of computers worldwide: expert

The Swen computer virus has infected at least 200,000 computers worldwide and could spread to millions more when office workers return to their desks after the weekend, an anti-virus expert in Finland said. “This virus has the technical potential of infecting millions of computers,” Mikael Albrecht, a manager at Helsinki-based anti-virus software firm F-Secure, told AFP on Monday. “At least 200,000 computers have been infected so far, if not more. This is a very conservative estimate,” he added. The Swen virus poses as a Microsoft security upgrade and was first detected last week. It is also known under the names I-Worm.Swen, W32/Swen.AAmm, W32/Gibe.EAMM, and Gibe.E, F-Secure said. It has so far caused significantly less damage than was caused by the Sobig F computer bug last month, Albrecht stressed. Full Story

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