GamesSpy and KaZaA infected by viruses

A plague on both their houses

Nimda has found its way onto online gaming site GameSpy.com.

In an email to users, GameSpy admitted that its GameSpy Arcade Installer
had become infected with the Nimda-E virus. It has now replaced the infected file with a virus-free version of the installer.

Nimda found it way on GameSpy.com servers to infect the installer program, which was downloaded an estimated 3,100 times on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, Cnet reports.

Meanwhile KaZaA users became exposed to a virus called Backdoor.K0wbot.1.3.B. The virus, which includes a remote control backdoor component controlled by Internet Relay Chat, is the second virus to infect the popular file sharing network in recent weeks.

Users are urged to update their anti-virus protection and to be mindful of the risk of infection that can occasionally come with using file sharing services, which seem to be becoming a target for virus writers. ®

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