21 Nov 2001
Bin Laden in China?
Sophos has received queries from customers asking about a "Bin
Laden" virus following reports from China's official media of a new
virus spreading across the country.
Sophos Anti-Virus issued protection against the virus, correctly
known as W32/Toal-A, on 25 October
2001 and customers who have kept their anti-virus software
up-to-date and practised safe computing should have nothing to
At the time of writing Sophos has not received any reports of
the virus from the wild.
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