Lethal PC virus disguised as Mario

Now that the nation has wised up to the foul play hidden within "Britney Spears Naked" emails, dirty, virus-making PC hackers have turned to using our good pal Mario as the cover for their malicious code.

The new email virus, referred to as Romario-A, lets users play a version of Super Mario Bros. on their PC, which keeps you occupied as it gets to work screwing with security and spreading itself to yourfriends using any email addresses it finds.

Look out for the subject "Hi There, Do You Like Mario Bross ? Test it, and you'll like it ;] !" which just screams "I'm a virus!" we reckon. Mainly because they've spelled "Bros." wrong.

August 2, 2007