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| Japan's Computer Virus Damage in Jan. Drops 14 Pct.
February 12, 1999 (TOKYO) -- The number of virus damage incidents reported
in Japan in January was 198 cases, down 14 percent from the 230 incidents
in December 1998, the Information Technology Promotion Agency, Japan
|That's also down 20 percent from January 1998, the IPA announced in its
report on Feb. 5.
Although the January incidents were less than the previous month, there
was a report of up to 150 PCs infected simultaneously.
IPA continues to appeal to users to install anti-virus software to prevent
attacks from contaminated incoming emails and MO/floppy disks.
Among the January incidents, the "Laroux" virus targeting Excel was the
top (69) problem-maker, followed by "Cap" for Word (18) and "Class"
for Word 97 (13). New viruses reported were "Protected," "Chack" and
"Nottice," which are macro viruses for Word.
"Protected" requires a special password for saving a document.
"Chack" displays a file with images of two men when quitting a Word application.
"Nottice" creates a new document and displays a message. No key entry
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