Tsunami worm tricks net users

Monday, 17 January 2005, 1:12 PM EST

A new computer worm pretends to offer information on making a donation to help with the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster, security experts have warned. Called VBSun-A, the worm spreads via email masquerading as a file that shows you how to pledge cash for tsunami-hit countries.

But running the attached file will ensure the virus is spread to other internet users and initiates a denial-of-service attack against a German hacking website.

By Claire Woffenden at Web User.

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