Kama Sutra Worm Gets Nasty

A potentially destructive new computer worm disguised as pornographic videos and other material is steadily infecting thousands of victims each hour with payload designed to destroy documents and files on victim machines.

The worm appears programmed to do three things: spread, disable security software and overwrite certain files. According to analysis from F-Secure, on the third day of each month the worm will overwrite the contents of certain files on infected machines, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint files, as well as Adobe PDF documents and compressed ZIP and RAR archives, among other file formats. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (washingtonpost.com)

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 23rd January 2006 6:50AM