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Asprox Virus Attacks Several Websites in UK

Cyber criminals have hacked into key consumer and government Websites in Britain, enabling them to snatch the personal information of anyone using these sites, as reported by TIMES ONLINE on July 23, 2008.

Meanwhile, it is suspected that hackers from Eastern Europe are planting the virus called 'Asprox' onto over a thousand of British sites, including those of the National Health Service and an area council during the 2nd and 3rd week of July 2008.

According to the security specialists, the Asprox virus alarmingly different from common viruses that are spread through hoax emails and uncontrolled Websites. Further, different from other viruses, Asprox stays undetected on conventional sites, posing a risk to any visitor.

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