Beware of Kama Sutra virus

Hackers are spreading the virus promising a presentation of sexual positions from the Kama Sutra.

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2011, 09:51 AM IST

San Francisco: Sophos computer security firm has warned that hackers are spreading a nasty computer virus with a file promising a PowerPoint presentation of sexual positions from the Kama Sutra.

"Be careful what you do with that mouse," Graham Cluley of Sophos said in an online post.

>"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."

Once a computer is infected with the malicious software, the hacker can steal personal information and spy on users` activities or use the machine for nefarious deeds such as sending spam or attacking websites.

In scant consolation, the booby-trapped file did present slides of more than a half dozen lovemaking techniques illustrated from the ancient Indian text, according to Cluley.

Bureau Report