Wednesday, May 6, 2009

'Swine flu computer virus'

Tokyo has reported no man cases of deadly swine flu so far - but a computer virus of the same name has been spreading on the Internet in current days

Tokyo's Institute of Infectious Diseases said on its website that a suspicious Japanese-language email message with an attached file called 'information on swine flu' had been circulating in internet.

'The institute has received reports that the email message falsely identifying itself as coming from the NIID is circulating,' it said.

'The email is carrying a file titled 'information on swine flu', which has been recognised as an illegal programme by the institute?s virus-checking software,' the NIID statement said.
The institute did not say what kind of malware was hidden inside the file or what harm it might do.

The email, originating from senders in the '' domain, seemed to be sent to random Internet users, the institute said.

'It is obviously a suspicious message falsely identifying itself,' it said.

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