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I've gotten this in my mailbox about 20 times in the last four hours, so
keep an eye out.

-Dave


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New Worm Spreading Rapidly Across Internet -Experts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Security experts warned on Monday about a new
virus outbreak that was spreading quickly across the Internet.

The new virus, dubbed MyDoom or Novarg, is a mass-mailing worm that arrives
as an attachment with an .exe, .scr, .zip or .pif extension and can have a
subject line of "test" or "status."

It mails itself out to addresses in the victim's computer and is clogging
mail servers and degrading network performance at companies, experts said.

"Mailboxes at large corporations are infected and reporting multiple
infections throughout their entire organizations," said David Perry, global
education director at Trend Micro.

The worm was discovered on Monday afternoon and spread so quickly that Trend
Micro, Network Associates, Symantec and other anti-virus companies were
rating it a "high" outbreak.



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