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E-Mail Virus Hits Corporate Users, Heads for Homes

A new e-mail virus started spreading to corporate computers on Friday and is headed for home computers, but computer security experts said they expect the outbreak to wind down over the weekend. Anti-virus software maker Trend Micro said tens of thousands of its corporate computer users in France and Germany had been hit by the virus, dubbed “Mimail.C.” The e-mail was spreading quickly because it spoofs e-mail addresses in a computer address book, making it appear as if the virus-carrying e-mail comes from a friend or co-worker, said Raimund Genes, European president of Trend Micro. Trend and Network Associates Inc. rated the virus a “medium” threat, upgrading it from a low-level threat because of the large number of infections being reported within a short time, according to Vincent Gullotto, vice president of Network Associates’ anti-virus response team. Full Story

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