KISSIMMEE, Fla., February 14, — Thanks to KUA.net’s new real-time virus scanning program, 170 customers of the internet provider were spared the new Anna virus.
The virus, posing as a photo of Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova, spread aggressively on Monday. KUA.net’s virus tracking system protected 151 users on Monday, 12 on Tuesday, and a handful today. Also known as VBS/SST, the virus initially poses as an attachment — AnnaKournikova.jpg.vbs — included in a message with one of three similar subject lines: “Here you are ;-),” “here you have ;o)” and “here you go ;-).”
If the attachment is opened, the virus will infect a computer’s hard drive. Although it appears to be non-destructive, the virus will send itself in an e-mail to the entire address book. A code in the virus indicates that if it infects a computer on January 26 of any year, it will redirect people to a Web site in the
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KUA.net’s technical support personnel are available 24 hours a day to answer member questions about the virus: (407) 933-7777 (Osceola county), (407) 523-SURF (Orange & Seminole counties) or toll free statewide at (877) 582-7700.
Contact: Chris Gent, Manager of Communications
(407) 933-7777 ext. 1116