Tuesday, August 16, 2005

CNN hit by a Worm affecting Windows 2000 systems

Zotob.d has been around for a few days. Most people have patched by now, but this story became breaking news late this afternoon when unpatched Windows 2000 systems at CNN, ABC, and The New York Times began rebooting at will.

SANS-Internet Storm Center reports:
Likely this is an isolated event, which became newsworthy because CNN got infected. We do not see any new threats at this point. Zotob keeps mutating and finding new victims. As seen with prior TCP worms, it is reaching its peak around 3 days after the outbreak.


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