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MCI hit with encryption virus [CNN]



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>    From Correspondent Bruce Francis
>    December 21, 1998: 7:56 p.m. ET

>    July 30, 1998 Network Associates MCI WorldCom More Quotes.... Network
>    Associates Anti-virus Research Center   NEW YORK (CNNfn) - Employees
>    at MCI WorldCom were confronted with a science fiction scenario made
>    cold fact on Monday when a computer virus struck the company's
>    sprawling network, encrypting and destroying files.
>    [INLINE] To make things worse, virus consultants Network Associates
>    (NETA) say that the virus -- called "Remote Explorer" -- is unlike
>    any other and may be the smartest, most dangerous computer bug to
>    date.

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