By Tom Espiner, ZDNet (UK)
Published on ZDNet News: January 30, 2006, 10:32 AM PT
A British Internet service provider is notifying customers whose systems it believes may be infected with the Kama Sutra virus.
When a computer is infected by the worm, which also goes by Nyxem.E and other names, it visits an online Web counter that tallies up how many PCs have been infected. U.K.-based Easynet said it is monitoring traffic to this Web counter and sending a virus alert to every person who visits it.
ISPs have come under criticism for failing to responsibly monitor the data they pipe to home users and to share the responsibility for the ever-growing burden of virus and spam that is falling on businesses and consumers.
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