[news=http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/2681/mssp20rg.gif]Computer security firms are bracing themselves as the moment approaches when the Nyxem virus will strike.
On 3 February the bug will start erasing Word documents, spreadsheets and other common files on infected PCs.
Compromised machines will also be used as launch platforms to help the virus seek out fresh victims.
Because the virus is known to be lurking on more than 300,000 PCs, this scanning could generate large amounts of net traffic as it activates.
Source: BBC News[/news]