Melissa-like bug strikes WebTV

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Melissa-like bug strikes WebTV

WebTV has been hit by a self-replicating bug that is wreaking havoc with the company’s message boards and newsgroups.

Dubbed the “Flood Virus,” the bug finds its way inside the e-mail system of WebTV subscribers and floods the company’s network with messages without their knowledge.

The bug comes as a surprise to subscribers, who are told they do not have to worry about viruses on the Internet.

However, Microsoft – which owns WebTV – claims the situation is a hack, not a virus, and that the problem is not widespread.

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