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Thursday, November 9, 2006

Google Spreads Worm Virus to Google Video Group

Posted by @ 7:36 pm

Google recently sent a worm virus to 50000 of its Google Video Blog group subscribers via a mass email. While the send of the virus was an accident, it has left many of the subscribers’ computers vulnerable to file loss.

The worm virus, W32/Kasper.A@mmvirus, more commonly know as Karma Sutra, was sent out by one of its video team members. Having realized the error, Google promptly released the following through a written statement:

“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. Still, some of these posts may have contained a virus called W32/Kapser.A@mm – a mass mailing worm. If you think you have downloaded this virus from the group or an email message, we recommend you run your antivirus program to remove it.”

The company linked to the free Norton AntiVirus software from the Google pack for those affected that don’t have their ant-virus software. While they have vowed to implement procedures to avoid this happening again, they failed to disclose how the mistake happened in the first place.

If you think you have been affected, visit to install appropriate ant-viral software.

Rene LeMerle Rene is the marketing manager of - a global search engine marketing company. He also leads the marketing for - a web 2.0 style community for online and digital marketers. Rene has been in the industry since 1997 with much of that time spent helping businesses embrace the best of the internet and digital world.

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Discussion (7 - comments)

Gota love Google..

By Anonymous - November 14, 2006

only you gota love it…NOT ME

By Anonymous - November 14, 2006

And If they cant get it right – who can – go figure

By Anonymous - November 14, 2006

I thought computers were supposed to make our lives easier. Instead, they’re just one more thing to deal with and becoming a pain in the ____. If this keeps up, I just might throw mine away and be just that much more free!! (of fees, of updates, of new OSs, of viruses, of spam, of …..)

By Anonymous - November 16, 2006

Suck it up, Princess. There’s no guarantees in life, and Google makes mistakes too. Duh ! Pitch your pc if it makes you fel better, then you can be one of those you read about that don’t have pc’s.

By Anonymous - November 16, 2006

Better yet, send me your PC

By Anonymous - November 17, 2006

Computer Basics 101

Cyber Terrorist and his/her cronies have duped Google, e-mail service anti-virus, and ultimately.. the niave computer user that opens every attachment without thinking twice.

Seeing how crap flows downhill… Wise up and quit giving these haxors an ego trip!
`Download files to the desktop first and foremost, scan the files with a ‘good’ anti-virus program, and then open if all is well. Don’t blame the game, blame the player. LOL

By Anonymous - December 6, 2006

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