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Written by Daniel   
Friday, 19 January 2007 08:07
'Storm Worm' hits computers around the world
By Reuters
Published: January 19, 2007, 4:45 AM PST
C/Net 

Computer virus writers started to use raging European storms on Friday to attack thousands of computers in an unusual real-time assault, head of research at Finnish data security firm F-Secure told Reuters.

The virus, which the company named "Storm Worm," has been sent to hundreds of thousands of e-mail addresses globally, with the e-mail's subject line saying "230 dead as storm batters Europe."

The attached file contains malicious software that can infiltrate computer systems.
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"What makes this exceptional is the timely nature of the attack," Mikko Hypponen, head of research at F-Secure said.....

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