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Virus affects small fraction of Yahoo Mail users

Yahoo Inc, the world's largest provider of e-mail services, said on Monday that a software virus aimed at Yahoo Mail users had infected "a very small fraction" of its base of more than 200 million accounts, reports Reuters.

The e-mail virus, or worm, has been dubbed Yamanner and landed in Yahoo mailboxes bearing the headline 'New GraphicSite'. Once opened, the message infects the computer and spreads to other users listed in Yahoo users' e-mail addressbooks, security experts said.

The e-mail containing the virus need only be opened, in contrast to most worms that are hidden in attachments andrequire users to take an additional step to release the virus, according to computer security site Symantec Corp.

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