Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/08/26/exam_virus/
Chinese finger 'exam cheat' virus
Take me to your test papers
In brief A computer virus specifically designed to steal files with names such as "exam" or "test questions" has reportedly been discovered by a Chinese Internet security firm.
The "exam theft" virus is capable of infecting Microsoft Word and Excel files and uploading targeted documents onto the Net, the Shanghai Daily News reports . The paper reports that there is a thriving trade in black-market exam papers and implies this might have motivated the creation of the virus.
However Beijing-based Jiangmin Science Technology, which first reported the virus, was unable to back up this aspect of the story. "We haven't found a direct link between the new virus and the exam paper leak that occurred two months ago," Cao Lingxiang, a PR official at Jiangmin Science Technology told the Shanghai Daily News. ®