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WASHINGTON DC, USA (17 August 2000) — A new strain of the `Love Letter’ computer virus is targeting customers of a Swiss bank, stealing their account information and sending it off to the virus writer. Called `VBS/Loveletter.bd’ the virus is a variant of the original Love Letter virus that created global havoc last May. The […]

WASHINGTON DC, USA (17 August 2000) — A new strain of the `Love Letter’ computer virus is targeting customers of a Swiss bank, stealing their account information and sending it off to the virus writer. Called `VBS/Loveletter.bd’ the virus is a variant of the original Love Letter virus that created global havoc last May. The new strain replicates itself via Microsoft’s Outlook e-mail program and includes a resume, just like the original Love Letter version. The new version is in Germany and represents a job applicant in Zurich, Switzerland. Unique to the new virus is that it downloads a password-stealing program that copies online banking information — for the United Bank of Switzerland — off the infected computer. The virus alert came on Wednesday morning and experts do not believe it will not spread that far due to its narrow focus. (JW)

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