Romeo&Juliet: Brand New Dangerous Virus or Marketing Ploy? Wednesday 22 November 2000 PDF Print Marylebone Media Relations At the beginning of this week, several information agencies published a press release issued by GFI, a Malta-based Internet software vendor, claiming that the company has discovered a hazardous new virus called Romeo&Juliet, which is being spread via e-mail at a reckless speed. The press release also contains information that the virus is particularly dangerous, because current virus scanners cannot detect it. Because of the numerous requests received during the past few hours from disoriented users, Kaspersky Lab considers it necessary to clarify the information provided by GFI. Originally, Kaspersky Lab discovered the virus known as I-Worm.BleBla (Verona) on November 16 in Poland. Later on that same day, after a comprehensive analysis had been conducted, an emergency update for the KasperskyT Anti-Virus (AVP) database was released and immediately placed on the Kaspersky Lab Web site for users to download. "Obviously the name 'Romeo&Juliet' sounds much more enchantingly literary, however, it doesn't change the virus' essence and doesn't make it more or less dangerous. It also doesn't change the fact that Kaspersky Anti-Virus has been able to effectively neutralise the virus for nearly a week since it was originally discovered," said Denis Zenkin, Head of Corporate Communications for Kaspersky Lab. Technical details about the I-Worm.BleBla are available on Kaspersky Virus Encyclopedia. About Kaspersky Lab Kaspersky Lab Ltd. is a fast growing international privately owned anti-virus software development company with offices in Moscow (Russia), Cambridge (UK) and Walnut Creek (United States). Founded in 1997, the company concentrates its efforts on the development of world-leading anti-virus technologies and software. Kaspersky Lab also provides free online security related Internet information services. The company markets, distributes and supports its software and services in more than 40 countries worldwide. Media Contacts Denis Zenkin Kaspersky Lab, Ltd. Phone: +7 (095) 797 87 00 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org WWW: http://kaspersky.com Sara Claridge Marylebone Media Relations Phone +44 118 975 5188 E-mail email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Marylebone Media Relations in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.