Tuesday, June 19, 2007

[The Hankyoreh, June 18 2007] Video clip sharing sites a hotbed for viruses Malicious computer codes easily spread

Several days ago, a 39-year-old man, who is only identified by his family name, Kim, searched the Internet at home for online pornography. After surfing, Kim decided to visit a blog he had found to watch the pornography because the site did not require payment.

Kim, after a simple download, was able to watch the porn via the blog, which was posted as user created video clips. Since then, however, Kim's personal computer has started running slowly, as his antivirus program is running overtime in order to cure malicious codes downloaded onto his computer. A toolbar has appeared on his computer screen, unsolicited, but Kim cannot delete it. Kim's computer is officially infected.


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