Google accidentally sends out e-mail worm
Google on Tuesday inadvertently sent the Kama Sutra e-mail worm to the 50,000 subscribers of a Google Video e-mail group.
Three postings were made Tuesday evening to an e-mail list that sends out postings to the Google Video blog. “Some of these posts may have contained a virus called W32/Kapser.A@mm–a mass-mailing worm,” Google said in a note on its Web site apologizing for the incident.
W32/Kapser.A is better known as the Kama Sutra worm. Some antivirus companies raised an alarm about the threat in February, but it ultimately shriveled. Kama Sutra was designed to overwrite files on infected computers on a specific date. However, the worm, which spread under the guise of pornographic content, caused virtually no damage.
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