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Kudos0

A strange PC virus

Hi

I just saw this article on my home page. The article is too long for me to copy it and paste it in the forum. I could post the link, but they do change the links every so often. Well, not the links, but the articles using the links I guess. I'll post the link here any way and maybe you people will be able to read it. According to this article, a PC virus can cause you to lose your job and you might even end up in jail or prison.

AP IMPACT: Framed for child porn _ by a PC virus .   That is the headline  I'll post the link any way, but don't know for how long the article will be there at the same link. It makes for some very interesting reading and I guess a new type of virus, or one that is happening more now or we are hearing about it more.http://www.verizonXnet/newsroom/portals/newsroom.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=newsroom_portal_page__article&_article=2428875 [edit: Link broken.]Message Edited by shannons on 11-13-2009 08:05 AM
Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.19.8.65 Core Firmware 282 Chrome latest version.

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Kudos0

Re: A strange PC virus

Sad but true.  Some people have nothing better to do than figure out how to circumvent the norm of society.  If we ever figure out how to make that productive, we can finally achieve what we were really put here for.

Win10 x64; Proud graduate of GeeksToGo
Kudos0

Re: A strange PC virus

Indeed sadly enough there are too many sick people. Luckily the link is broke now
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: A strange PC virus

Here is a google link to the article.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iFP7nhggkjFFeVx5PS60H2O4qeIwD9BRFQ680

Maybe the subject should be changed to something like "Framed for child porn by a PC virus"?

jAW

Kudos0

Re: A strange PC virus

Thanks for suggesting a better subject and for finding the link to the article jAW.

floplot


Here is a google link to the article.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iFP7nhggkjFFeVx5PS60H2O4qeIwD9BRFQ680

 

Maybe the subject should be changed to something like "Framed for child porn by a PC virus"?


Message Edited by floplot on 11-09-2009 12:18 PM
Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.19.8.65 Core Firmware 282 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: A strange PC virus

Sad and very weird, I never even knew that computer viruses were that dangerous.
Kudos0

Re: A strange PC virus

Hi:

I just read the entire article in disbelief.

We would all like to think that our systems are locked down with NIS or the like, but there is always an opening.

Very scary!

      Plankton - MCSE, CSQE     - NIS 2009 • NIS 2010 -Windows XP • Vista • 7 • IE 8
Kudos0

Re: A strange PC virus

Hi

Unfortunately, computer viruses are becoming more dangerous and as computers are used more and more for all types of things, computers are like a part of your body and mind. That's the reason why computer hijacking is so dangerous.Not only can hackers get into your computers, they can do all sorts of things if your computer isn't secure enough. That's the reasoning behind when someone is arrested or suspected of a crime, the person's computers are taken into custody also and examined. If people know how to put trojans and viruses into computers, there's no end of stuff that they can try to put into your computer also. The hard part is determining what was put there by the user and if anything was put there by something else or someone else.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.19.8.65 Core Firmware 282 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: A strange PC virus

Hi floplot:

First off, thanks for bringing this to our attention. It really does make you think.

In my opinion (and others,) computing is still in the "wild west" stage of maturity!

      Plankton - MCSE, CSQE     - NIS 2009 • NIS 2010 -Windows XP • Vista • 7 • IE 8
Kudos1 Stats

Re: A strange PC virus

Hi

The Problem like this  has been around for awhile, I told Symantec about it awhile ago. With teachers

Teachers loosing their jobs due to Malware placing porn on school PC's............................,

One in NZ a couple of years ago lost his job even after he was trying to stop the popups etc.  He explained that it must have been a virus or something.

After being fired, PC forensics looked at the PC's and for instance it was found that the PC he uses got infected when he wasn't even there, he was on holiday.

Still didn't get his job back, instead the big wigs told him he looks at the popups for too long (even though he was actually trying to remove them).  

Teachers have lost their jobs in the USA, One is still not allowed to teach in the state that she was teaching in.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_of_Connecticut_v._Julie_Amero

Some Schools looked at in an investigation were found not to have good Internet Security software or the Licence has expired and never renewed.

I remember the one where a schools IT guy (if you call it that) was doing his job using tech yourself software that you would get off a magazine.  Geez.

Quads 

Kudos0

Re: A strange PC virus

Hmm...

In these cases, how does one protect themselves?

It also seems like an insurmountable task - from many different angles.

The owner/user of a computer must take ultimate responsibility for their actions or inactions?

Message Edited by Plankton on 11-09-2009 01:43 PM
      Plankton - MCSE, CSQE     - NIS 2009 • NIS 2010 -Windows XP • Vista • 7 • IE 8
Kudos0

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Kudos0

Re: A strange PC virus

An article from Times Of India.

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