Net Manager
Network Managing, Engineering and Administration with an eye toward security.

Best practices meets the real world!

Thursday, May 06, 2004  
Viruses and Worms

Most network security sites that I've been to during the last two days have reduced their overall security status to either a level 2, or level 1 since Sasser is well documented, and the threat has reduced. I've also seen some comments about the potential combining of Sasser and the Phatbot worm/virus. That's a scary thought. Joe Stewart of LURHQ has a nice writeup of the Phatbot worm/virus if your not familiar with it. The Internet Storm Center diary recently had a comment about the fact that the Phatbot source has been released, with documentation and HTML help.

I was working today on a network security report when it dawned on me that April was a very busy month. There were 32 viruses and worms released according to Symantec that were rated a level 2 or higher (6 were a Level 3, including the Sasser.a worm).

posted by David | 5/06/2004 04:29:00 PM


Post a Comment

<< Home

News Links
Blog Links


Reading blogs at work? Click to escape to a suitable site!
Get Firefox

Site Meter

Powered by Blogger