Russian law enforcement prevented a Y2K-related computer virus : LUSENET : Grassroots Information Coordination Center (GICC) : One Thread

Story Filed: Thursday, January 06, 2000 4:10 PM EST MOSCOW (Jan. 6) XINHUA - Russian law enforcement agencies have prevented the distribution of a Y2K-related computer virus through the Internet, the Itar-Tass news agency reported Thursday. The virus was designed by a Russian hacker known as Mixter on the basis of the Tribe Flood Net (TFN) program,


a Trojan virus, can enter private computer systems unnoticed and steal information from the systems. It was designed to strike on January 1, 2000. Russian law enforcement agencies exposed the virus on December 29 and notified the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

-- Steve Davis (Columbia, MD) (, January 10, 2000

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