Pinoys warned against new web virus that victimized 4 million websites worldwide

( Sen. Edgardo Angara warned Filipino netizens yesterday against the malware "LizaMoon" that has victimized approximately four million websites worldwide, reports GMA News Online.

Citing Angara, GMA News Online reports that the malware "installs a malicious code in websites which directs users to a rogue site and installs a virus masking as an anti-virus software."

Angara, the chairperson of the Senate committee on science and technology, said in a statement, "We must not wait for (this kind of virus) to hit the Philippines and cause harm before establishing security measures. With the speed and pervasiveness of the Internet, this particular malware can reach the country in no time."

Last year, Angara filed Senate Bill No. 52, the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2010, which aims to protect netizens from computer-related fraud, identity theft and virus attacks, among others. Under the act, violators may be imprisoned and fined at least P50,000.

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