SirCam fights for freedom of speech...
The SirCam worm has claimed a new victim, Leonid Kuchma, the President of the Ukraine.
The malicious code has wormed its way into secret Presidential documents and emailed them to the Ukrainian news website ForUm
A statement from ForUm
said: "The Sircam virus, having infected computers in the presidential administration, is bombarding our editorial department with documents," according to a report by Reuters.
has printed one of the documents, a schedule of Kuchma's movements for the celebrations of the country's tenth anniversary of independence later in the month - information that would normally be a closely guarded secret.
The news follows a series of supposedly benign viruses, which claim to expose security flaws in IT systems, or inform the police about illegal pictures on hard disks.
However, SirCam has struck a genuine if accidental blow for human rights. Kuchma is a fervent opponent of the free press, and he is believed to be responsible for the murder of over ten journalists in his time as Ukrainian President.