Fri, Jan 27 2006 6:13
Kama Sutra worm set to bite next week
Businesses have been warned to brace themselves for a possible traffic spike next week caused by the Kama Sutra worm.
The virus, dubbed Nyxem.E among other names, was first reported on Jan. 16.
It is thought to have infected more than half a million PCs. Security
vendor IronPort warned Thursday that these machines are now hard-coded
to propagate the virus on Feb. 3.
Companies are unlikely to
be directly affected if they are running up-to-date antivirus software,
because the major antivirus vendors have now released patches. But
IronPort warned that companies could experience secondary effects, as
the virus tries to propagate itself by harvesting e-mail addresses on
an infected machine.
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