Cyber Space - After receiving over five million hits, MySpace administrators discovered that Ashley Dupré's MySpace Web Page was carrying a little more than they bargained for. They discovered it was infected with a computer virus. Everyone who logged on to the Dupré's MySpace Page within the last 48 hours before it was shutdown is strongly advised to download the latest virus protection software and scan his or her computer immediately.
"This something new. I have never seen anything like it before," said Albert Emmer, MySpace software engineer.
Surprisingly agile able to overcome firewalls with ease, almost as if your computer invited it over to stay the night, says Emmer. Once it is in your system, it immediately embeds itself deep into your computer memory.
"The virus is very aggressive, works very fast and before you know it, it logs back on the Internet, taking all your personal data with it," said Emmer.
Armed with all your personal information, it then uses it to seek out another client to infect, enriching itself along the way, according to Emmer.
"If I were you," continued Emmer. "I'd update my firewall too. Because the virus does leave its IPO address for your computer to contact it, if it ever gets lonely one night."