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Have You Received A Copy Of The ''Kournikova'' Computer Virus?

By Brad Young     Feb 13, 2001 in Technology
Many companies have been hit by a new version of last year’s insidious Love Bug, disguised this time as a picture of tennis star Anna Kournikova. The worm, which is believed to have spread from Europe to the US overnight, lures users with an attachment called “AnnaKournikova.jpg.vbs”.
Thousands of computers in the U.S. and the U.K. were infected by the bug on Monday, and computer users in Australia and Asia woke up to virus outbreaks on Tuesday. If a user opens the file, the worm is automtatically spread to all email addresses in the user’s address book.
The worm had no known adverse effects apart from possibly “bringing in a mailstorm which could bring down your mail server.
The worm was believed to have first appeared in Europe in August 2000 under the name “Kalamar”, but spread the globe “literally overnight” via European Internet news groups.
“It’s nothing new. These viruses don’t have any new technology. They rely on the stupidity of end users. If users don’t click on it, they won’t contribute to the spread of the virus,” Trend Micro spokesman spekesman said earlier today.
Update your anti-virus software today. Then, scan your computer now for AnnaKournikova.jpg.vbs. Good luck!
www.antivirus.com
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