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Sri Lankan hackers release political virus

Hackers fighting on behalf of the Sri-Lankan Muslim population have released an Internet worm that spreads by e-mailing itself to everyone in an infected PC's Outlook address book. The worm--dubbed Mawanella--was created by a hacker using the virus writing kit, VBS Worm Generator, better known for having spawned the Kournikova virus epidemic, at the beginning of this year.
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Hackers fighting on behalf of the Sri-Lankan Muslim population have released an Internet worm that spreads by e-mailing itself to everyone in an infected PC's Outlook address book.

The worm--dubbed Mawanella--was created by a hacker using the virus writing kit, VBS Worm Generator, better known for having spawned the Kournikova virus epidemic, at the beginning of this year. Full story. -- Jane Wakefield ZDNet U.K.

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