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High-risk messages: Cyber-security experts warned Internet users across the world of a deluge of viruses and spam during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, with those reading Chinese at a higher risk. E-mail messages with headers such as ’Beijing Olympics Cancelled’ or ’Beijing Olympics 2008 Lottery Promotion’ should not be opened and these messages may set off a hidden virus, giving hackers access to confidential bank or credit card information as billions will watch and get updates of games through Internet. –
High-risk messages: Cyber-security experts warned Internet users across the world of a deluge of viruses and spam during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, with those reading Chinese at a higher risk. E-mail messages with headers such as ’Beijing Olympics Cancelled’ or ’Beijing Olympics 2008 Lottery Promotion’ should not be opened and these messages may set off a hidden virus, giving hackers access to confidential bank or credit card information as billions will watch and get updates of games through Internet. –

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated August 9, 2008)
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