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Kazaa’s bad launch day?

What a bit of rotten luck. The Kazaa P2P network will today switch on the new Altnet service which runs alongside the Kazaa network. Altnet is basically a pay for placement service which will offer retail music files to Kazaa P2P users when they do a search which matches their content.

This is likely to get a pretty naff reaction from the users, but even if it doesn’t the report of a nasty virus doing the rounds on the Kazaa network should do the trick. The Benjamin worm creates a directory on the user’s infected machine and then populates it with a list of 1000 fake popular music and movie files which infect other machines when they’re downloaded. Nasty nasty.

Shame that the launch and worm report happened simultaneously really, isn’t it?

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