From Anime News Service,
8-4-06 (6:03AM EDT)—- Suzumiya Haruhi Computer Viruses
Everyone pretty much knows the popularity of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has taken on viral proportions but this is just rediculous. First identified in Japan sometime in July, 2006, 2 new computer viruses have been on the spread, using omake images from the breakout hit anime. Also known as TSPY_HARADONG.A and TSPY_DENUTARO.J, the malicious programs are usually acquired through filesharing networks or websites. In the case of TSPY_HARADONG.A it then makes a screen shot of the infected computer and saves it as a file. It up-loads file to a FTP site by using a specific user account. When executed, the program displays several different image still from the Haruhi Suzumiya TV anime. At the same time a whole host of files with popular media and web-related extensions are deleted in whatever folder the program happens to reside. Trend Micro Japan has logged descriptions of the viruses and you can view them here and here.
Interesting… I wonder what to make out of this….
Hopefully it’s not Yuki who’s doing the coding on this… I have feeling it may be very very hard to disinfect.