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New worm works its way into corporate networks

Computer experts point to a hacker as the author of a computer virus that targets companies' email networks and shuts some down. AOL implements security measures after a different email bug hits 200 of its member accounts.

 

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A hacker claims responsibility for a computer virus that targets companies' email networks and shuts some down, while AOL implements security measures after a different email bug hits 200 of its member accounts.

"Tell your people never to run attachments; try to make it so they can't run attachments even if they try."

- Richard Smith, Internet security consultant

 


Veteran hacker may be "Stages" author
A virus masquerading as a joke about stages of life may be the work of a secretive software writer who has taken credit for key virus developments of recent years.

Virus shuts servers but spreads slowly
update A computer virus that see CNET Software: Protect yourself from a virus attack masks itself as a text file hits several corporate networks, prompting security experts to issue warnings as well as potential fixes for the worm.

previous coverage
AOL boosts email security after attack
update The online giant confirms that hackers have illegally broken into 200 of its member accounts by targeting key company employees with an email virus.

Register.com scrambles to close security hole
The domain name registrar acknowledges a security problem that could have allowed people to hijack others' Web sites.

AOL security breach exposes personal info
The online services company says hackers have illegally compromised an undisclosed number of its member accounts.