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Worm Causes No Major Damage in Hong Kong

A computer worm expected to begin corrupting files in infected machines around the world Friday caused no major damage in the Asian financial centers Hong Kong and Tokyo, officials and experts said. Experts had warned earlier that the worm, known as “Kama Sutra,” “CME-24,” “BlackWorm,” or “Mywife.E,” could corrupt documents using the most common file types, including “.doc,” “.pdf,” and “.zip.” “It’s well past the deadline but we haven’t confirmed any cases of the Kama Sutra in Japan, which suggests we’re not looking at a major outbreak,” Itsuro Nishimoto, an executive at Tokyo-based computer security company LAC Corp., said Friday afternoon. Full Story

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