Reuters London office picks up on the virus that is possibly linked to US politics. The Beagle launches in the US on the eve to Iowa and self-destructs the day after New Hampshire. It does look like this virus may complicate campaigns that are dependent on email organizing. Reuters - January 19, 2004 03:55 PM ET - London, A new computer virus capable of harvesting millions of e-mail addresses from infected PCs was rapidly spreading across the Internet Monday.
Security experts said it is patterned after the recent "Sobig" and "Mimail" outbreaks..A host of virus-detection firms had placed their most severe ratings on the e-mail.