McAfee: Virus writers going local

Virus writers are creating malware that is specially designed to infect users in a specific country

The program is nasty. It deletes pictures and movies from your hard drive and then it teases you: “Even though Mr. Kaneko was found guilty, you are still using Winny. I really hate such people,” taunts an animated woman on your screen.

Welcome to the age of localized malware.

Over the past two years virus writers have increasingly targeted their malicious programs to users in different regions of the globe, creating programs that are specially designed to infect users in countries like Japan, Brazil, China or Germany.

http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/02/21/McAfee-Virus-writers-going-local_1.html

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