I suggest anyone who thinks that Linux is “virus proof” read this article. Its not and this is pretty much the proof. All operating systems have thier vunerabilites, granted some more than others. I still love my Gentoo Linux with virus vunerability or not. Knowing the open source community though, I would not be surprised if the vunerabilty is soon fixed.
The virus was written as a proof-of-concept by a virus company in Russia named Kaspersky. The site warns though that code like this will likely lead to alot of copy-cat viruses trying to exploit Windows and Linux just like it does.
Hopefully you’ll virus free while you Enjoy the Penguins!