A particularly nasty computer virus has been discovered in China and the
government there is warning that it could spread fast.
Although details of the Worm_Piloyd.B are fairly sketchy at the moment, it is
unusual to get a virus warning from China before the rest of the world has
Surprisingly there have been no traditional messages of doom from the
computer insecurity companies in Europe and the US, which normally are quick to
play up the four horsemen of the apocalypse scenario about malware.
The virus infects exe, html and asp files and if the user tries to restore
the files they are blocked from doing so. Notification has come from the
Tianjin-based National Computer Virus Emergency Response Centre.