Google Video mails out Kama Sutra worm

Google has laid users of its Google Video blog group open to the Kama Sutra worm by posting to them video clips infected with the worm.

Google has laid users of its Google Video blog group open to the Kama Sutra worm by posting to them video clips infected with the worm.

The blog group, which has more than 50,000 members, was offered three clips infected with the worm earlier this week. Users downloading the clips could find files on their machines deleted, which is the main threat that Kama Sutra poses.

As the worm is a well-established threat, those users with updated anti-virus software may be protected, but others will not be.

Google has posted a security advisory on its website that reads, “On Tuesday evening, three posts were made to the Google Video blog group that should not have been posted. This has now been addressed and fixed.”

Google said, “Some of these posts may have contained a virus called W32/Kapser.A@mm (better known as Kama Sutra), a mass-mailing worm. If you think you have downloaded this virus from the group or an e-mail message, we recommend you run your anti-virus program to remove it."

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