New Kama Sutra worms corrupts Microsoft documents


A new worm that already accounts for one in every 15 pieces of malicious code carries a "nuclear option" payload that corrupts data in a slew of popular file formats, a security company warned Friday.

The Nyxem.e worm, said Finnish security firm F-Secure, carries code that instructs it to replace data in files with .doc, .xls, .mdb, .mde, .ppt, .pps, .zip, .rar, .pdf, .psd, or .dmp extensions with the useless string "DATA Error [47 0F 94 93 F4 K5]" on the third of the month. New Kama Sutra worms corrupts Microsoft documents - Security - www.itnews.com.au

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