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Report: Code Red Worm Born in China

The "Code Red" computer worm, which caused $2.4 billion in estimated cleanup costs on Internet-linked computers last month, seems to have been born at a university in China's southern Guangdong province, according to the nonpartisan investigative arm of the U.S. Congress.

"The worm is believed to have started at a university in Guangdong, China," Keith Rhodes, chief technologist at the General Accounting Office, said in written testimony on Wednesday before a House Government Reform subcommittee.

The testimony, delivered at a field hearing in Monterey, California, did not elaborate on the virus' alleged Chinese origin. Rhodes and his associates did not return calls seeking details.

News source: Reuters

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