Another computer virus piggy-backing the terrorist attacks on the US has cropped up in South Korea.
Although antivirus companies have tagged the 'bin Laden' virus as a minor threat, a local South Korean antivirus firm has reported "in the wild" cases.
The virus, which arrives as an attachment labelled "BINLADEN-BRASIL.EXE", does not have a destructive payload as such.
It exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express in an attempt to execute itself when you open or even preview the message. It then creates a file, Invictus.dll, that is used to infect executable files on the system, and creates an open C: share potentially making confidential information vulnerable.
Typical headers on an infected email include: "Bin Laden toilette paper!!", "Sadam Hussein & BinLaden IN LOVE" and "Is Osama Bin Laden BAD-LOVED?".
Most antivirus companies have already released signature updates to defend against the virus.
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