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Hacker's P2P virus replaces files with sea creature manga Print E-mail
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Source: Computer World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Latest News According to Japanese site, Asahi.com, a Japanese hacker was arrested for allegedly writing a computer virus that destroys all files on a victim's computer and replaces them with homemade manga images of sea creatures like squid, octopuses and sea urchins. It is believed that the 27-year-old Masato Nakatsuji managed to infect between 20,000 and 50,000 computers with his Ika-tako (‘squid-octopus') virus. His virus was disguised as a music file and spread through the Japanese P2P file-sharing network, Winny. As if the squid-octopus virus had infectious tentacles, it reached into the hard drive, deleting files and replacing each with an image of a marine invertebrate.

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