Pikachu Virus

The first computer virus targeted at children, featuring the cuddly Japanese cartoon character Pikachu, has been found in computers in the United States

The virus initially appears as an e-mail with the title "Pikachu Pokemon" and the English message "Pikachu is your friend."

When users open an attachment, an image of a pensive Pikachu appears on the screen with the ungrammatical message: "Between millions of people around the world I found you. Don't forget to remember this day every time MY FRIEND." It simultaneously sends e-mails to everyone in the user's address book, giving it the potential to spread quickly.

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