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Virus Publishes Web History of Victims on the Net


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A new type of malware infects PCs using file-share sites and publishes the user's net history on a public Web site before demanding a fee for its removal. The Japanese trojan virus installs itself on computers using a popular file-share service called Winni, used by up to 200 million people. It targets those downloading illegal copies of games in the Hentai genre, an explicit form of anime.

Web site Yomiuri claims that 5,500 people have so far admitted to being infected. One is reported to be a school headmaster in Japan. The virus, known as Kenzero, is being monitored by Web security firm Trend Micro in Japan.

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