Thursday, July 05, 2007

Virus Alert: Harry Potter Fans Beware!

Sophos has warned Harry Potter fans not to open an e-mail which claims to contain the final installment of the boy wizard book series. Security companies have intercepted an e-mail promising a copy of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'. The book is not due for release until July 21. But rather than getting a sneak preview of the book, impatient people who click on the file will instead find their PC infected by the W32/Hairy-A worm. The worm copies itself to any USB drives it finds attached to the system. After infecting Windows computers, the worm creates a number of new users, namelyHarry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

(source: Certstation TMA)

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