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, visithttp://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_installer.html?nopers to install appropriate ant-viral software.