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"Love"-like virus found on diskette

Philippine officials find a virus on a seized computer diskette that is similar to the "I Love You" worm that snarled email worldwide.

 

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Philippine officials find a virus on a seized computer diskette that is similar to the "I Love You" worm that snarled email worldwide.

"It's spreading so fast, so globally, and twice as widespread as the Melissa virus."

- Mikko Hypponen, research manager at F-Secure

 


Officials find similar virus on seized disk
A computer diskette seized from the apartment of a Filipino student who said he may have accidentally released the "Love" virus contains a similar virus, apparently written by another student.

ISP tracks "Love" bug through caller ID
An Internet provider uses caller ID to trace the origin see CNET Software: Protect yourself from a virus attack of the "Love" email virus to a phone line that had been used before for breaking into its computer network.

Filipino student denies ties to "Love" virus
Saying he was surprised to be called a possible suspect, a computer-college graduate proclaims his innocence in the "Love" virus outbreak that snarled email worldwide.

Investigators name four "possible suspects"
The Filipino student who said he may have accidentally released the notorious "Love" virus is one of four people characterized as "possible suspects" in the cyberattack.

previous coverage
"Love" bug release may have been accidental
A Filipino computer student says he may accidentally have released the "Love" bug that crippled computer email systems worldwide.

Students "potential leads" in virus probe
Two students at a Philippine computer college wrote software programs that may have been combined to make the "I Love You" virus, school officials say.

"Love" bug damages businesses most
The latest assessment to come out of studies on the "I love you" virus says that 26 percent of people were struck at work, compared to 3 percent at home.

"Love" bug suspect freed pending more evidence
Philippine authorities say police do not have enough evidence to hold a man suspected of being a creator of the "Love" virus and order him set free.

Microsoft hit for lack of software security
Security experts say the "I Love You" worm's spread is a perfect demonstration of the software maker's technologies working exactly as they were designed to operate.

Latest virus copycat could be worst
update

A recent "Love" bug copycat masquerading as a Symantec cure for the virus appears to be the most destructive variant yet.

"Love" virus strikes at the funny bone
The computer virus has caused an estimated billions of dollars in damage and has disabled tens of millions of computers, but that isn't stopping "I Love You" jokes from circulating.

Experts say "Love" spawns at least 8 mutations
update Security experts scramble to keep up with mutations of the "I Love You" virus that may evade earlier fixes, including a new variant that plays on the upcoming Mothers' Day holiday.

Bug could cost billions to squash
update A new virus sweeping through computer systems will likely be the most costly yet, industry analysts and experts say.