20 May 2003 1216 hrs (SST) 0416 hrs (GMT)

A new computer worm dubbed Palyh or Mankx, which disguises itself as an email from Microsoft, is spreading.The worm reportedly scoops up email addresses from the hard disk and starts sending itself out.It can also install spy-ware software on infected computers, permitting eavesdropping.So far, the virus is known to have infected computers in 69 countries. - CNA