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KAMA SUTRA or
At the end of January,
2006, there were warnings about a computer virus that would have been the first large viral
attack on the Internet of 2006.
It was named by some virus experts as the KAMA
SUTRA WORM and by others as the BLACKMAIL WORM. There are other
names (see below).
Virus experts differed in their opinion of what impact the virus would
have. Some warned that on February 3 it was going explode into a massive attack using
thousands of infected computers as a base for sending itself to as many other computers
as possible and try to delete important text files as well. Others
said they did not regard the virus as being a threat to anything other
than anti-virus software.
February 3 came and went, however,
with very little impact by the virus.
It was designed to affect PCís, not MACís.
viruses is not easy. Each anti-virus company that discovers a new
virus gives it a name, but it may not always be the same name.
When a virus outbreak is taking place, all the experts want to worry
about is how to stop it, not contact every expert to see what name is
being used elsewhere. The result is a lot of confusion and that
has especially been the case with the Kama Sutra/Blackmail virus.
"Kama Sutra" is the name being used by Symantec.
"Blackmail" is from McFee. F-Secure called it
version "E" of the Nyxem virus. Sophos called it version
"D." Microsoft named it "Mywife." It's
also been called "Kapser," "KillAV," "Blackworm"
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