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ComputerWorld: New Word [macro]virus hits Net

Sep 20, 1999, 18:21 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Douglas F. Gray)

"Network Associates Inc. today announced it has given a medium risk rating to... The Suppl Word macro virus, which was posted to over 25 alt.sex newsgroups... The recent Melissa virus was also discovered in the alt.sex newsgroups..."

"The Suppl virus has destructive power similar to ExploreZip.Worm, which infected machines running Microsoft Corp. programs in June, according to Network Associates. ... After the user is infected, the virus automatically attaches a document called 'SUPPL.DOC' to all outgoing mail.

Approximately 163 hours after infection, the virus then renders files with certain suffixes, such as .doc, inaccessible."

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