Exploit used to spread virus could be used again

Monday, 28 June 2004, 7:36 PM EST

Computer experts warn that now that a new way to spread computer viruses has gotten a foothold, it won't be long before others try similar attacks.

The so-called Scob outbreak -- which became widespread Friday before being contained -- converts popular Web sites into means for transmitting computer viruses.

Previous viral attacks exploited e-mail and network techniques to distribute malicious code.

By Internet Broadcasting Systems.

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