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BBC News: Linux virus infection fears; Ramen hits Red Hat

Jan 18, 2001, 17:16 (15 Talkback[s])

"Virus writers are starting to target web computers running the Linux operating system. This week, many web servers running some versions of Linux have been infected with a malicious program that uses the computers as a springboard to spread itself around the internet."

"Although not destructive, the virus program is inconveniencing many webmasters as it hogs resources while searching for new servers to infect. Experts have warned Linux users to expect growing numbers of attacks as the operating system grows in popularity."

"The webmasters who have had to deal with the problem are those running sites using Redhat Linux. Servers have been invaded by a worm that replaces the site's main page with one showing an image of a Ramen instant noodle packet. The picture is accompanied by the message, "Hackers looooooooooooove noodles."

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