Security Experts Warn of Kama Sutra Worm (yet another MS worm)

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Imhotep, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. Imhotep

    Imhotep Guest

    "Security analysts are warning computer users about a new and potentially
    destructive Internet worm that can obliterate important documents. The
    worm, called Kama Sutra, is making the rounds now, but is scheduled to
    execute its first massive attack on February 3.

    Detected last week, the malicious worm targets computers running Windows and
    spreads primarily by copying itself to shared network locations and then
    sending itself to e-mail addresses found on afflicted computers. With
    subject lines that read "the best videoclip ever," "give me a kiss," and
    "school girl fantasies gone bad," the worm entices computer users to open
    the attached file. "

    http://www.cio-today.com/news/Experts-Warn-of-Kama-Sutra-Worm/story.xhtml?story_id=12100465ZLIH

    Imhotep
     
    Imhotep, Jan 27, 2006
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    JTJersey Guest

    How does it know it's obliterating "important documents" as opposed to
    mundane, expendable documents?
    Do people really open files with subject lines that?
     
    JTJersey, Jan 28, 2006
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    Imhotep Guest

    Not sure...
    Yes, there are really stupid people out there......

    Imhotep
     
    Imhotep, Jan 29, 2006
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    Edw. Peach Guest

    This site gives a little more information:
    http://www.pcdoctor-guide.com/wordpress/?p=2237

    It states: "The overwriting part is the nastiest aspect of the
    payload - on the third day of each month it will overwrite the
    contents of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel files, Adobe PDF
    documents and ZIP and RAR compressed files (the complete list of files
    affected are DOC, XLS, MDB, MDE, PPT, PPS, ZIP, RAR, PDF, PSD and DMP
    extension)."
     
    Edw. Peach, Jan 30, 2006
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