BBC Reports on Virus Preying on Potter Fans

Jun 03, 2004

Posted by Melissa Anelli
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The BBC reports that a “pesky computer virus is taking advantage of the excitement surrounding the latest Harry Potter film.”
The Netsky.P worm is enjoying a resurgence by disguising itself as a Potter game, say anti-virus experts, and Netsky.P, which only affects Microsoft Windows PCs, relies on tricking a computer user into clicking on an infected file. The file names reported by the BBC include:

Harry Potter 1-6 book.txt.exe
Harry Potter 5.mpg.exe
Harry Potter all e.book.doc.exe
Harry Potter e book.doc.exe
Harry Potter game.exe
Harry Potter.doc.exe





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