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VNU Net: Shockwave virus hits European businesses

Dec 04, 2000, 21:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ian Lynch)

"We upgraded it to high risk late on Friday after it infected a number of global companies based in the US," Jack Clark, European product manager at Network Associates, told vnunet.com."

"In the past, when these companies have become infected the virus soon reaches Europe, and sure enough our labs have reported six European corporates have been infected. At the moment we're seeing a steady rate of infection, but it could turn into an outbreak," he added."

"Vendors have warned there is likely to be an increase in the number of virus infections in the run-up to Christmas as authors try to capitalise on festive staff dropping their guard. Worms based on Christmas cards and Christmas carols have already been seen."

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