January 15, 2011
Beware The Kama Sutra Virus: Sophos
Computer security firm Sophos released a warning this week that hackers are spreading a new damaging computer virus with a file that promises a PowerPoint presentation of sexual positions from the Kama Sutra.
Graham Cluley of Sophos said in an online post that Internet surfers need to be wary about what they do "with that mouse.""When you click on the file you do get to see a real PowerPoint presentation, but in the background a backdoor Trojan called Troj/Bckdr-RFM is installed which allows hackers to gain remote access to your computer," said Cluley.
Once a computer becomes infected with the nasty malware, the hacker can steal personal information and spy on users' activities or take control of the computer and use it for illegal activities such as sending spam or attacking websites.
The booby-trapped file did, however, show slides of more than a half dozen lovemaking techniques illustrated from the ancient Indian text, according to Cluley.
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