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MP3 killing virus hit today

Written by Petteri Pyyny @ 04 May 2000 7:59

So called 'ILOVEYOU' virus hit today all across the world causing some major system shut downs. This virus was spread through email and it had a subject line "I love you" and an attachment that was named as "LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.TXT.vbs".
When an attachment was opened, virus started scanning hard drives and if it found .mp3 or .jpg files, it woul make a copy of them with .vbs extension and delete the original files. The .vbs files were corrupted copies of the originals.

According to security experts, this was the first known virus to attack MP3 files.

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