CNET News.com/AP: FBI warns of new Outlook computer virus

[ Thanks to George
for this link. ]

“A new computer virus dubbed “Killer Resume” is spreading
through email systems using the Microsoft Outlook program, the FBI
said. Anti-virus companies reported late yesterday that several
corporate email systems had already been infected, and some shut
, the FBI’s National Infrastructure Protection Center

“The virus, similar in makeup to the notorious Melissa virus, is
carried in a file attached to an email with the subject “Resume –
Janet Simons.” The attachment is a Microsoft Word file called
“EXPLORER.DOC” or “RESUME.DOC,” according to an alert posted on the
Web site of computer security company Network Associates.”

“If a computer user opens the attachment, the virus will spread
itself by sending an email to everyone in the user’s email address
book, the company said. When the user closes the Word document, the
virus will then delete important files on the user’s computer.”

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