Did You Get Hit by the Black Worm? BlackWorm Day is Today!

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Today, Friday, February 3rd, is Black Worm Day, so called because today is the day that the nasty BlackWorm is posed to strike computers around the world, wiping data files willy nilly. It is estimated that as many as 600,000 PCs are infected with the Black Worm.

The Black Worm or BlackWorm, also known as the Kama Sutra worm, Mywife worm, and a host of other names, has a been in the news a lot lately, including warnings here on the Internet Patrol about safeguarding your computer from the BlackWorm.


However, already reports are coming in of people having their data wiped, starting as early as yesterday in some cases where infected PCs with incorrect computer clocks were ahead of time.

So, did you take adequate precautions?

Did you get hit today by the Black Worm?

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5 thoughts on “Did You Get Hit by the Black Worm? BlackWorm Day is Today!

  1. hi all i day before yesterday have been infected with black worm and had a message from micosoft saying it send data from my computer so far am unable to clear it off my computer and taking into repair shop to try and sort out,i will exterminate it one way or another they say worms are hard to get rid off he he

  2. Yesterday briefly during the late afternoon: I tryed to locate a Website by typing into the box of my MSN Internet Explorer this info: peoplepc online accounts, but instead of that for a while it done this: p0ep0p0l0e=========repeatedly, then my backspace wouldn’t respond, it would only go forward not backward to correct this anomaly. However I did unplug my unit for a few hours–done the same thing previously, then it was working AOK. Whether this is the Black Worm virus, I don’t know, but this occurence has never happened to me in the past!

  3. Re Black Worm, my good angel must’ve been on the job. This is first time have had a chance to go online for 3 days. But do have firewall, Ad Aware etc etc etc. And 2 computers. The one with my impt stuff never goes online & isn’t linked to the one that does.

  4. NO but I keep my computer safe, Avast pro. Anti-virus zone alarm firewall, bazooka spy-bot, ad aware, Microsoft anti-spy ware, system mech.6.0, plus dcommmulater,

  5. I can’t help but think that this affliction is another manifestation of Darwinian computing: the people who are too…whatever…to come in out of the rain get another chance to learn to do it right, and of course the rest of us are able to bask in the warmth of our own regard.

    Keep up the good work!

    Bill

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