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Computer Virus Called “Naked”

Computer Virus that destroys Windows OS

The computer virus Naked is an email attachment and deletes systems files when rendered

Naked Security – Computer security news, opinion, advice and research from anti-virus experts Sophos. They all fell for a scam which promised to allow them to view naked videos of their Facebook friends, but gave them a computer virus instead.

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A destructive computer virus hit at least 30 organizations and one federal agency Tuesday, security experts said.

Like the most recent widespread virus that used the name of tennis star Anna Kournikova, this new program called “Naked Wife” takes advantage of users “baser instincts,” according to one antivirus company official.

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Steve Trilling, director of research at the Symantec Antivirus Research Center, said at least 20 of Symantec’s clients in Canada, the United States and Europe had been hit.

Trilling said the virus, which appears with the subject line “FW: Naked Wife,” deletes almost all of a computer’s vital system files. It also sends itself out to everyone in the user’s e-mail address book.

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Source: CBSNews.com staff

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