October 24, 2001

The 'Anthrax' computer virus -- a bug in the worm

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes: "The latest worm to wiggle its way into the Internet is called "Anthrax." This comes as no surprise, of course, given the recent anthrax news headlines and public fear. Some (uncreative) kid just had to do it, even if the effort was less than successful. The Anthrax worm is a mass-mailer, and also attempts to fool the recipient into opening a VBScript attachment by sending e-mails with "Anthrax" as the subject line."

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