New virus targets 64-bit version of Windows

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 24 2004 @ 12:14 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The virus, dubbed W64.Shruggle by Symantec, seems mainly to be an experiment to test the concept of a 64-bit infecter and is not actively spread, said Alfred Huger, senior director of security at Symantec.

"The most interesting thing about this is that virus writers are already developing for the 64-bit platform," he said.
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