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Malicious email software

Date: August 27, 2007

Malicious email software that blasted hundreds of thousands of messages to businesses throughout Wairarapa has been fingered as belonging to an infected recipient.

Wayne Keating, Centrepoint Computers IT advisor, said yesterday that one of more than 250 recipients of an email from The Radioworks in Masterton was infected with a Trojan programme that copied and sent the original message more than 1000 times to every address to which it was sent.

A trojan programme is malicious software installed on a computer while under the guise of doing something else, he said.
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