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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

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

Media Contacts

Denis Zenkin

Kaspersky Lab, Ltd.

Phone: +7 (095) 797 87 00



Sara Claridge

Marylebone Media Relations

Phone +44 118 975 5188


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