TO TRICK INBOX FILTERS, SPAMMERS INTENTIONALLY MISSPELL PENUS   |   IRRATIONAL HOME   |   Burning Man Never Gets Old >>

 

Irrational News This Worm Ain't Gonna Hunt BAR-ENDER
Posted by: on Aug 23, 03 | 12:59 pm

An expected Internet attack spurred by the Sobig worm fizzled out on Friday, apparently due to the coordinated efforts of security experts, the FBI and Microsoft.

Researchers at two security firms warned that a potentially massive attack was scheduled to be launched Friday when computers infected with the Sobig.F worm would be forced to download and run a mysterious program at 19:00 UTC (3 p.m. EDT).

At 3 p.m., the virus directed a few infected computers to a pornography website but that site shortly collapsed under a flood of network traffic.

"Of the 20 servers identified to be used for the attack, 16 are down, three are not responding and one is responding and directing traffic to a porn site,'' the antivirus firm Symantec said in a statement...



Read More...

permalink


Comments
name
Email
Location
Homepage


Show email   Remember me

Notify me when someone replies to this post?