Friday, 17 August 2007

A worm that strikes back

The last August 9th the REN-ISAC from the University of Indiana warned the academic community about the Storm Worm infected machines. After scanned, machines that are infected strike back with a flood DoS attack to the source of the scanning. The process seems to be automated according to the note.

Although the warning was issued to universities in U.S. I am sure that it will also affect to other universities and enterprises that have the scanning of hosts as one of their security policies.

More notes:
Information Week
The Register

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