Computer Security Experts Skeptical of Hackers' Virus Claim
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hackers broke into Yahoo!, the Internet's most popular site, demanding the release of an imprisoned comrade and threatening to unleash a crippling computer virus if he is not freed. Computer security experts were skeptical of the hackers' claim that they had implanted such a virus.
The hackers, calling themselves PANTS/HAGIS, got into Yahoo!'s World Wide Web site at about 10 p.m. Monday, leaving a digital ransom note. "For the past month, anyone who has viewed Yahoo's page & used their search engine, now has a logic bomb/worm implanted deep within their computer," it read. "On Christmas Day, 1998, the logic bomb part of this `virus' will become …
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