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Hackers Hijack Christmas



Computer hackers have hijacked the spirit of Yuletide by introducing a new virus that masquerades as a Christmas card.

The Zafi.d worm appears as an attachment in the guise of Christmas card. Once it's opened an error message is displayed instead of a card.

The worm uses a Trojan horse program to open a back door that allows hackers to take remote control of infected machines. Zafi.d has been most prominent on the Continent with reports coming from Spain, Germany and Italy.

The virus sends itself to every email in the recipient's contacts folder and has the ability to do so in multiple languages - i.e. addresses ending in .es will be in Spanish.


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Already had 40 or more of those from France. Looks like my Brother in Law has cleaned his machine now though. :)