Kama Sutra virus assault to start on Friday

Posted on Thursday, February 02 2006 @ 20:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Tomorrow a new destructive computer virus will become active, and it will probably cause catastrophic damage on thousands computers. The virus has a bunch of different nick names, including Kama Sutra, Blackwarm, Blackmal, Nyxem and MyWife.

This worm becomes active on the third day of each month, and it corrupts a bunch of documents. It affects .doc, .xls, .ppt, .pps, .pdf. .psd, .rar, .zip and lots of other file formats.

It's not sure how many computers have been infected but according to security firms it are about 300,000 PCs, worldwide.

To protect yourself you need an anti-virus scanner, and be sure not to open strange e-mail attachments.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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