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'Porn virus' attacks games pirates

Malware targets file-sharing fans of dirty Japanese titles

A malevolently clever 'porn virus' has hit video games file-sharers.

The Malware infects PCs that use certain file-sharing sites (ready for this?) - publishing their full internet history online and demanding a £10 (1,500 Yen) credit card payment to take it down.

The Japanese trojan virus - named Kenzero - is reportedly targeting illegal downloaders of video games in the explicit Japanese Hentai genre.

You can imagine what fans of these have in their internet history list...

It masquerades as a game installation screen and requests personal details - all the while taking a screen grab of the victim's internet history. It also obtains details of their operating system, clipboard content, file use history and Internet Explorer favourites.

According to blog CounterMeasures: 'The email comes from a company calling themselves "Romancing Inc" (who coincidentally also own the domain where the stolen information has been published) and they alert the unfortunate mark to the predicament offering to resolve the "copyright infringement" and get the information removed... For a fee.'

Japanese website Yomiuri claims that 5,500 people have so far admitted to being infected.

The poor beggars... What will they tell their wives...

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