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Vnunet: Two on New Slapper Worm Developments

Sep 24, 2002, 15:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Middleton, Iain Thomson)

Vnunet: Arrest for Slapper Author

"A suspect has been arrested on suspicion of authoring the Slapper worm.

"But although the threat of the worm seems to have been shortlived, a new variant is already set to take up where its predecessor left off.

"'Slapper mailed the addresses of infected machines back to an email address in the Ukraine,' [ISS senior consultant David Morgan] said. 'This email was checked from a traceable location and, as a result, a 21-year-old male has been arrested by the authorities...'

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Third Slapper Worm Hits the Street

"Barely 24 hours after the Slapper B worm started to show up on antivirus monitoring stations, a new variant has cropped up.

"According to security specialist ISS, Slapper C has infected 1,500 servers already and is spreading, although a source point has not been identified at this time..."

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