'

News Burst: New virus creates shockwaves

Worm more of a nuisance than a threat but spreading fast

A new virus is beginning to send shockwaves around the world. Experts say the worm is travelling faster than the speed of light to a computer near you. The virus, known as TROJ_Shockwave.a arrives as an email message similar to the infamous Melissa and Love Bug worms. The attachment is an .exe file called creative.exe, which disguises itself as "a great Shockwave flash movie" in the subject line of the email.

Full story to follow

Is your PC safe? Find out at the Hackers News Special

Have your say instantly, and see what others have said. Click on the TalkBack button and go to the ZDNet News forum.

Let the editors know what you think in the Mailroom. And read other letters.