August 26, 2004

First virus for AMD64 processors emerges

Anonymous Reader writes "Symantec Corp. announced on Tuesday that it has discovered the first "proof of concept" virus targeting AMDâs 64-bit processors.

The virus is similar to the proof-of-concept Rugrat virus, named Shruggle. Like Rugrat, Shruggle does not spread from machine-to-machine, but infect only one system at a time, targeting 64-bit executable files.

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