KL’s Airport Gets Infected

If there’s one place you hope you won’t get infected by a computer virus, it’s an airport. It’s not just that the virus may fiddle with your departure times; it’s the wider possibility that the virus may have infected more sensitive parts of the airport: ticketing, say, or—heaven forbid—flight control. Kuala Lumpur International Airport—Malaysia’s main …

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More On Korgo

More on the phishing worm I mentioned in a previous post. Mikko H. Hypponen of F-Secure has passed on a little more information. He says it’s “pretty big, but still far away from outbreaks like Sasser or Mydoom”. So far “at least 50,000 machines are infected worldwide, possibly more”. He says Korgo does “specifically target …

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Are The Worm Wars Over?

German police on Friday arrested two men: an 18-year old man in Rotenburg in connection with the Sasser worm, and a 21-year old who confessed to creating a bot called Agobot or Phatbot. A lot of folk believe the gang responsible for the Sasser worm may also be responsible for the Netsky worms, which have …

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How Bad Was Sasser?

Just how bad was Sasser? Here’s a list, courtesy of F-Secure, of places and companies affected by the worm: County hospital in Lund, Sweden (5000 computers and X-ray equipment offline) European Commission in Brussels (1200 machines offline) Coastguard in UK (19 regional offices offline) British Airways in UK (flights delayed) Westpac Bank in Australia (offices …

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The Sasser Worm

Four years after LoveLetter, there’s a new worm out, and it looks bad. Panda Software says Sasser “has positioned itself as one of the quickest-spreading and virulent ones”. Already two variants of the worm are out, according to F-Secure. Panda says the worm uses a trick that “means practically all Microsoft systems will be affected, …

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