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Trojan poses as Berg video

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The people behind the recent Hackarmy Trojan attacks have sunk to a new low in their bid to hijack people's PCs, according to a vnunet.com article.

Hackarmy has been posting messages to newsgroups to entice users to click on files that will infect their PCs with a Trojan programme, thus allowing hackers to hijack the infected PC.

The latest message, posted to thousands of newsgroups, claims that American civilian Nick Berg, who was kidnapped while working in Iraq and beheaded in May by militants linked to Al Qaeda, is still alive.

A file supposedly containing a video clip proving Berg is alive in fact contains the same Trojan as the earlier 'suicide note' from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Osama Bin Laden 'death' photographs.