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Computer virus attacks Post-Bulletin's website

The Rochester newspaper has shut down its popular website until a computer virus is eliminated. On Facebook, Publisher Randy Chapman wrote the virus "attacked its website through an advertisement posted on its site." In the meantime, the Post-Bulletin is using blogs and its social media accounts to post breaking news.
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The Rochester newspaper has shut down its popular website until a computer virus is eliminated. On Facebook, Publisher Randy Chapman wrote the virus "attacked its website through an advertisement posted on its site." In the meantime, the Post-Bulletin is using blogs and its social media accounts to post breaking news.

The attack is also costing some online visitors hundreds of dollars. Miracle Computers in Rochester told KTTC they've seen at least 50 infected computers over the past week.

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