Virus phishes for victims

Thursday, 9 June 2005, 1:23 AM EST

The creators of the Mytob virus or its variants are trying a new trick to infect people's computers — phishing.

Instead of arriving as e-mail with a viral attachment — which a victim would have to open to get the computer infected — the new version is an e-mail that asks the users to click on a link that delivers the infection, security experts at Sophos Labs warn.

By Jack Kapica at Globetechnology.

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