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SQL Worm Overwhelms Global Internet Systems over the night

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Balzac, Jan 25, 2003.

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  1. Balzac

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    Fast-spreading virus targeted MS SQL Server 2000's - infecting 22,000 in just hours

    01-25-2003 04:41:00 AM CST -- By TED BRIDIS, Associated Press Writer

    Traffic on the many parts of the Internet slowed dramatically for hours early Saturday, the apparent effects of a fast-spreading, virus-like infection that overwhelmed the world's digital pipelines and interfered with Web browsing and delivery of e-mail. Sites monitoring the health of the Internet reported significant slowdowns globally. Experts said the electronic attack bore remarkable similarities to the "Code Red" virus during the summer of 2001 which also ground traffic to a halt on much of the Internet. "It's not debilitating," said Howard Schmidt, President Bush's No. 2 cyber-security adviser. "Everybody seems to be getting it under control." Schmidt said the FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center and private experts at the CERT Coordination Center were monitoring the attacks.

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  2. suzi


    Dec 27, 2002
    There's still a lot of areas on the internet down. My website has been down since about 10PM last night PST. UUNet, a major ISP is still mostly down. :mad:
  3. patch-man


    Oct 8, 2002
    Funny, it didn't have any effect on my servers (all but one are Linux:D :D ) The only M$ server I have has all but port 80 blocked from the outside. Thank god for good firewalls;)
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