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Thread: Nasty Nyxem virus set to strike

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    vampiro's Avatar Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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    [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]

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    Cool

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    Its funny how theres such a panic when these things hit but they seem to cause little damage ? Mabye we're getting smarter in securing our home computers .


    Update : http://www.forbes.com/technology/fee...ap2498311.html

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    Indeed, if something like this were to hit say 5-6 years back it would be chaotic , rember MSBlast , i think that was the wake up call that consumers needed to secure there computers.

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