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Computers / Iloveyou E-Mail Virus / Security #192519

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 04, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Erin Hayes) The worldwide impact of the "ILOVEYOU" virus examined; scenes shown of several people announcing this "worm" virus which can infiltrate computer "address books." [Three EXPERTS - says corporate e-mail is being shut down due to the virus that started in Asia.] [FBI agent Rick FOX - asks the public report the virus to the FBI.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Pentagon: John McWethy) The impact of the virus on the United States military's e-mail systems discussed.

(Washington: Jack Smith) Efforts by computer security firms to block the virus featured; details given of the faster speed of viruses today and the resulting development of anti-viral software. [Security EXPERT - says damages can be done before the cures are implemented.] [Second security EXPERT - says we are now more vulnerable.] [Third security EXPERT - explains the new solution.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Information at ABCNews.com noted.

NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen throughout broadcast and weather coverage preempted the news from 5:37:10 to 5:42:50.

Hayes, Erin;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Smith, Jack

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