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The Register: First PHP virus found - PHP.NewWorld

Jan 06, 2001, 18:49 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

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"The first virus to use PHP scripting language to infect computers has been identified by anti-virus security firm Central Command."

"PHP.NewWorld is spread to a system when executing an infected script. However the virus is not able to spread out from an infected system, which means its effects are far less damaging than might otherwise be the case."

"Although PHP.NewWorld is currently not a major threat, it marks a new step toward new virus generation," said Steven Sundermeier, product manager at Central Command, who nonetheless expects that copycat viruses will be created."

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