Article by Irene Miller
First termed “Swine Flu”, the virus was first discovered in Mexico last April. It then spread to neighboring country USA and other countries as well in Latin America. The virus transmissible rate became very alarming as it spread rapidly from one person to another infecting many people. With people traveling, the virus has also reached one nation to another. It was in June when the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic alert on this virus, now termed the A(H1N1) virus. As of latest reports, WHO said that at least 3,205 have succumbed from this deadly virus.It seems that some of the populace do not have a clear picture yet on how A(H1N1) sends fear and terror to others as they create another destructive virus that set to affect your PCs. Named “swine flu”, cyber criminals are taking advantage of the real swine flu virus. According to the Spanish security firm which first detected the virus in Spain, the swine flu virus is being circulated through the net through e-mails. The culprits have a catchy file name with information stating that H1N1 virus is but a creation of a pharmaceutical firm which wants to make billions of profits from the pandemic. It was after opening the document that the computer virus is installed to your PCs. Pandasecurity said that the virus spread over the internet and it broke the news on Friday. It is also said in a statement that the swine flu computer virus is able to steal personal data like bank account information. When asked about the rumors of big pharmaceutical companies creating A(H1N1), Margaret Chan, the head of WHO, said that she could not imagine drug companies creating a pandemic like the A(H1N1). She further said that virus spreading happened as it is – like the 1968 pandemic that claimed over one million lives.Computer virus spreading is not new to the cyber world nor does it happen after 40 years, like the deadly pandemic disease. However, a virus is still a virus that can wreck havoc in your life. Aside from stealing personal information, computer viruses are also known to disrupt major activities that you are doing. Auto shutting down is one common virus application, next is failure to reboot your PC. Avoid facing problems like these and get your PC vaccinated. One good way to protect your computer is by using a cyber defender download. Cyberdefender acts as your computer’s immunization against these deadly virus set to roam the net.
Irene Miller is a teacher. She loves words and plays with them.