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The Standard: First Comes 'Love,' Then Comes 'Joke'

May 05, 2000, 15:15 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Couzin)

"As companies struggled to right their networks after being slammed by the "I Love You" virus-worm hybrid early Thursday, they were hit this afternoon by "I Love You's" equally evil twin, "Joke."

"Because the virus can't do any damage without a Window scripting host, it will not affect Macintosh or Linux computers. Still, anyone with Windows 98, Windows 2000 or Microsoft Explorer 5.0 or above is vulnerable."

"Several companies, including Microsoft and half a dozen Fortune 500 companies, were hit so hard Thursday that they shut their gates to all external e-mail. CNN reported that the U.S. Senate shut down its internal e-mail system, as well."

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