Computer hackers are spreading new virus through hoax bird flu email to hijack PCs.
Actually these hackers are exploiting fears over bird flu by releasing a computer virus attached to an email passing itself off as containing avian flu information (as informed and warned by Spanish computer firm Panda Software).
The virus can not spread on its own but needs to be manually distributed via email, Internet downloads or file transfers.
When the file is opened, the virus modifies, creates and delete files. A second part of the virus installs a programme that allows hackers to gain remote control of infected computers.