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News Burst: New virus creates shockwaves

Fri, 01 Dec 2000 09:13:19 GMT Megan McAuliffe, ZDNet Australia

Worm more of a nuisance than a threat but spreading fast

A new virus is beginning to send shockwaves around the world. Experts say the worm is travelling faster than the speed of light to a computer near you. The virus, known as TROJ_Shockwave.a arrives as an email message similar to the infamous Melissa and Love Bug worms. The attachment is an .exe file called creative.exe, which disguises itself as "a great Shockwave flash movie" in the subject line of the email.

-- Martin Thompson (, December 01, 2000

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