Tag Archives: Sasser

KL’s Airport Gets Infected

By | December 8, 2008

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 international airport—was on… Read More »

More On Korgo

By | May 31, 2004

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 at least three… Read More »

Are The Worm Wars Over?

By | May 9, 2004

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 been infecting computer… Read More »

How Bad Was Sasser?

By | May 7, 2004

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 and call centers… 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 »