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But this isn’t likely to last, as the malware has been documented by researchers to be changing rapidly.
Should it change again, it could easily spread to American email addresses and begin infecting computers right here in the U. Varenyky propagates itself using thousands of spam emails per hour.
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Some say it’s harmless, that neither the viewer nor the subject is at risk because no one is physically hurt.
The malware, dubbed “Varenyky,” was first discovered in France earlier this summer.
So far, it has only targeted French netizens — specifically subscribers of Orange S. The malware even goes so far as checking to make sure the computer and its user are French.
But that’s not to say that things will remain this way.
When it infects a computer, this malware secretly records your screen — and any compromising material that might be on display.
We’ll tell you how you can steer clear of this freaky piece of software.
As mentioned above, the malware is rapidly changing.
It may not be long at all before it makes the inevitable jump across the pond.
The same can be said for “sextortion” emails that arrive out of the blue.