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Security

Net threats on the move

Malicious messages besiege in-boxes around the world. Among the latest: a Paris Hilton worm and a virus hiding in a purported FBI missive.

Malicious messages continue to besiege in-boxes around the world. Among the latest: a virus hiding in a purported FBI missive, and a worm counting on the celebrity appeal of Paris Hilton.

Virus arrives in e-mail allegedly sent by FBI

E-mail warns recipients that the government has monitored their Internet use and that they have "accessed illegal Web sites."
February 23, 2005

Paris Hilton worm spreads

An offshoot of the Sober worm that promises explicit pictures of the hotel heiress is on the loose, experts warn.
February 23, 2005

Worm tries to entice with 'lov ya' message

Borrowing a page from the "I love you" bug's book, Assiral tries to snow recipients with flattering words.
February 22, 2005

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