Tag Archives: Computer worms

Korgo Clarified

By | June 4, 2004

More on Korgo; I wish I could say it was the last. But the good news is that it does not seem to be the all-in-one ‘phishing worm’ F-Secure said it was. F-Secure has clarified the situation over the Internet worm Korgo, which seems to answer some of the questions in my earlier posting. Korgo does not include a… Read More »

The Sasser Worm

By | May 3, 2004

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, making millions of… Read More »

Keeping Out The Worms

By | April 20, 2004

Can we really keep out worms? An interesting piece from Information Security Magazine takes a look at a range of “antiworm” products which promise to contain worms by weeding out bad traffic. Among them: Mirage Networks, ForeScout, Check Point Software Technologies, Silicon Defense and IBM. They use different approaches, from looking for unfulfilled Address Resolution Protocol requests, to anomaly… Read More »

The Lingering Damage Of Worms

By | March 4, 2004

Worms cause a lot of problems, long after we’ve forgotten about them. Sandvine Incorporated, a network hardware provider, says that worm attacks are hitting internet service provider networks, “degrading the broadband experience for home Internet users and imposing anywhere from thousands to millions (of dollars) in unplanned network and customer support costs directly related to thwarting attacks”. This… Read More »

Happy Birthday, SoBig

By | January 8, 2004

A press release from email security folks MessageLabs points out that tomorrow is the first anniversary of the SoBig.A worm’s debut. SoBig.A (the A bit means it was the first of a stream of worms that were somehow based on the SoBig worm) wasn’t just any kind of worm, MessageLabs point out. SoBig.A was unique in being the… Read More »