Fast Worm Infects Thousands Of PCs

Data security firm F-Secure says the worm, which surfaced at the weekend and is known as “Sasser,” automatically spreads via the Internet to computers using the Microsoft Windows operating system, especially Windows 2000 and XP.

“We’ll be in the dark for quite a while as to how many computers have been affected,” said Mikko Hypponen, Anti-Virus Research Director at F-Secure.


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