According to the BBC, a Master Boot Record rootkit virus is stealing the details of people’s online bank accounts. The virus, Mebroot, is very difficult to detect and has infected more than 5,000 computers. Apparently, “Computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 that are not fully patched are all vulnerable to the virus.”
Ah, the joy of technology. Helping criminals find whole new ways to screw you up.
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I hate viruses. Virii. Viruss. Whatever the hell they’re called.