Microsoft thinks the recent “Blaster” worm and SoBig computer viruses are a terrorist attack and is cooperating with the FBI. Microsoft says the viruses exhibit signs of a coordinated attack by someone wanting to disrupt world commerce. However, no terrorist organization has claimed responsibility for the worms. Also, a terrorist attack scenario would exempt Microsoft from any claims of negligence.

The Blaster worm exploits a flaw in Microsoft Windows, which is on 90% of all home and corporate desktop computers worldwide. A patch was made available free of charge by Microsoft in July 2003, but few users downloaded the fix, since the virus attack was yet to come. Without the fix, the Blaster worm takes control of Windows.

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