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Viruses: One in 28 e-mails

Date: September 12, 2007

With the Internet becoming the order of life for more and more Indians, who depend on e-mails to stay in touch, their computers are facing an increasing virus threat with one in every 28 e-mails being infected, says a recent study.

A study by the messaging security and management services provider, MessageLabs, reveals that malicious websites are on the rise.

A new virus, StormWorm, which uses virtual postcards and YouTube video for its attack, is affecting computers.

According to the study, 1.8 million computers have been affected by StormWorm worldwide.
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