A new variant of the MyDoom virus was discovered last week, reports indicate that the worm is still spreading and actively deleting files from victims' computers:

The variant, dubbed Mydoom.F, not only tries to perform a distributed denial-of-service attack on the Web sites of Microsoft Corp. and the Recording Industry Association of America, but has a destructive payload that deletes document and picture files, according to researchers at Helsinki's F-Secure Corp.