Not to start conspiracy theories, but has the music business finally found a way to battle music piracy? A new virus has been unleashed that destroys MP3 collections on infected PCs.

The cleverly named virus W32. Deletemusic lives up to it's name by devouring any MP3s it finds on an infected computer. Files on your harddrive are not the only ones at risk as this virus will also destroy MP3s on attached devices as well. In fact, Info World reports that flashdrives are the primary medium used to spread the virus. Mac and Linux users need not be alarmed as this virus targets the virus friendly Windows varients.

The source of the virus is not known but it was discovered on July 30th. Info World reports that the likely suspect for the source is not the RIAA but a teenager.

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