Blackworm (CME 24) - Some Damage, but not as widespread as predicted
It may also take a couple of days for damage to show
up and to collect any meaningful statistics. Our local news reported that some
folks got hit in our metropolitan area of 250,000 residents. It was reported
that one local PC company was charging $100 to repair systems, so this had an
impact on home users.
So far, in monitoring news sources, the overall
damage was less than anticipated. I've always been an advocate of security
awareness, as it's important to know how malicious individuals can attack. If
there were over-exaggerations by the media it was helpful, as folks took got
extra measures in preparation, updating and backing up their data.
Below is a cut/paste of Google News headlines, which
is good news so far:
NEWS HEADLINES - February 3, 2006
Weekend Will Tell Kama Sutra
InformationWeek, NY - 2 hours ago
Because most still-infected
computers belong to home
users, the real scale of any data loss caused by
Kama Sutra worm may not be known until early next week
All quiet on the Nyxem front
VNUNet.com, Netherlands - 2 hours
Anti-virus companies are seeing very damage from the
Nyxem.E worm that
was scheduled to start overwriting
data on infected systems earlier today.
Researchers fear confusion on worm name
Intelligencer - 3 hours ago
By ANICK JESDANUN. NEW YORK --
file-destroying worm goes by "Mywife" at Microsoft
McAfee Inc., "Blackmal" at Symantec Corp.
and CA Inc. ...
'Hype' May Have Mitigated Worm
Houston Chronicle, United States - 4 hours
By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer. â€” Companies
heeded this week's warning _ some may
call it "hype" _ about ...
the Kama Sutra worm overhyped?
CNET News.com, CA - 4 hours ago
Sutra worm, like so many other virus scares,
reminds us and other bloggers of
the Y2K mania, albeit
on a smaller scale. ...
Worm Attack Fizzles
Red Herring, CA - 4 hours ago
A computer worm dubbed Kama Sutra and
infected thousands of machines but failed to cause
significant loss of data. ...
Kama Sutra worm hits home
- 9 hours ago
By Marsha Walton. ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Many
users around the globe apparently heeded the
warnings about a worm with ...
Kama Sutra virus causes little damage
Boston Globe, United States -
9 hours ago
A man is seen in front of a display of computers in an
file photo. A computer virus that was designed
to start its malicious ...
Kama Sutra assumes damp squid position
Inquirer, UK - 9 hours
THE MUCH HYPED Kama Sutra worm tipped to wreak a trail
in its wake appears to have instead has
raised hardly a whimper never mind a
Update 4: File-Destroying Worm Causes Little
Forbes - 10 hours ago
By ANICK JESDANUN , 02.03.2006, 09:26 AM.
file-destroying computer worm set to activate Friday
little damage ...
File-destroying worm causes little
BusinessWeek - 11 hours ago
FEB. 3 8:43 AM ET A file-destroying
computer worm set
to activate Friday caused relatively little
during the business day ...
Kama Sutra worm threat goes
CNET News.com, CA - 11 hours ago
The Kama Sutra worm, designed to
begin deleting files
on infected computers this morning, has
virtually no damage, according to antivirus firms. ...
Feared computer worm not so scary in
CTV.ca, Canada - 11 hours ago
Computer users on this side of the
continent must be
crossing their fingers as they boot up, but there
been no reports of any damage from a malicious worm
Escapes File-Destroying Worm
CBS News - 11 hours ago
(CBS/AP) A computer
worm expected to begin corrupting
files in infected machines around the world
caused no major damage in the Asian financial centers
Computer worm doesn't bite in Hong Kong, Tokyo
USA Today - 11 hours
By Sylvia ***, Associated Press. HONG KONG â€” A
expected to begin corrupting files in
infected machines around the ...
Free Removal Tools Released as 'Blackworm' Approaches
PC Magazine -
12 hours ago
With the clock ticking on a Feb. 3 D-Day for the
of the destructive 'Blackworm' worm
payload, anti-virus vendors are ...
'Limited' damage from Nyxem virus
BBC News, UK - 13 hours
The Windows virus was set to start deleting popular
file types on 3
February and was known to have
infected more than 300,000 machines. ...
Kama Sutra virus fizzles in Japan, Hong Kong
CBC News, Canada - 13
Computer security firms were bracing for a computer
Friday expected to corrupt files on thousands
of computers. But early ...
Humanity survives Kama Sutra apocalypse
Register, UK - 14 hours
Security watchers reckon the Kama Sutra worm, which is
overwrite files on infected Windows PCs
today, will have a damaging but not
File-destroying worm causes no major damage so far
Hong Kong ...
Calgary Sun, Canada - 15 hours ago
By SYLVIA ***. HONG
KONG (AP) - A computer worm
expected to begin corrupting files in
machines around the world Friday has ...
Kama Sutra quiet
NEWS.com.au, Australia - 20 hours ago
AUSTRALIAN IT security
professionals have so far
reported few problems from the so-called Kama
worm, which was due to begin overwriting files on