Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Damage report and update > News > Metro -- Worm crashes 12,000 county desktops
An Internet worm that crashed computer systems nationwide wreaked havoc on the county government's network yesterday, shutting down 12,000 desktops and forcing thousands of employees to work the old-fashioned way: manually.

W32/IRCbot worm beats Sasser record - Personal Computer World
According to McAfee's AVERT antivirus team, the IRCbot.worm!MS05-039 worm has emerged in the wild seven days following the initial announcement of the Microsoft vulnerability, demonstrating the fastest time between the announcement of a vulnerability and the success of a mass propagating exploit - even faster than Sasser, which took 14 days.


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