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Police vs. Anna: Match point?

Police nab the alleged creator of the Anna virus, a worm that spread disguised as a photo of Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova. The virus came and went quickly, but it did manage to disrupt businesses worldwide.


Police nab the alleged creator of the Anna virus, a worm that spread via e-mail disguised as a photo of Russian tennis star Anna Kournikova. The virus came and went quickly, but it did manage to disrupt businesses worldwide. FBI probes virus outbreak after "Anna" arrest
update Dutch police arrest a computer hacker who claimed he wrote the Anna Kournikova computer virus that snarled e-mail around the world.
February 14, 2001, 11:30 a.m. PT 
Author of Anna virus comes forward
A Dutch virus writer known as OnTheFly admits to writing the Anna Kournikova virus, while Excite@Home compiles evidence against him.
February 13, 2001, 11:05 a.m. PT  
Virus fades late in game
update Variants of a virus capitalizing on the popularity of 19-year-old Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova fail to add momentum to the worm's spread.
February 12, 2001, 4:20 p.m. PT  
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Anna virus rushes the Net
update A virus posing as a photo of Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova is spreading aggressively, as major security companies rush to update their antivirus software.
February 12, 2001, 11:30 a.m. PT