Breaking News: Virus Masquerades as CNN Headlines
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Anti-virus firm Sophos has reported that a new virus, Crowt-A, is actually ripping off headlines from CNN, and using them as both the subject line of the spam containing the virus, as well as the file name for the virus payload itself.

Not only that, but the virus constantly changes the headlines it uses, to keep them contemporary.


Nasty!

Fortunately, says Sophos, only a small number of instances of the virus have been sighted, so far.

CNN itself has reported on this, but did anybody believe the headline?

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Interesting thought: if anybody sees this virus replicating the CNN headline about the virus (just how recursive can we make this?) – “New Virus Masquerades as News Headlines” – please let Aunty know.

Even more interesting: how many people do you think would open an email with the subject “New Virus Masquerades as News Headlines”?

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