Kama Sutra Worm fails to cause expected damage

By Derek Sooman on
Scmagazine.com confirms little activity from the Kama Sutra Worm, which we had all feared might cause some pretty extensive chaos. Despite wide panic about the malware that was set to delete all kinds of important files on infected machines, considerably fewer-than-expected cases of the file-destroying worm have been reported. We reported on the worm's lack of living up to expectations last Friday, and it now seems like the story has been confirmed.

The amount of machines really still infected on Friday was much smaller than the total amount of machines that got infected (and cleaned) during the whole outbreak," Finnish anti-virus vendor F-Secure said Sunday. "This number is probably in the tens of thousands, which is not a lot of computers out of, say, one billion computers in the world."

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