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
"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
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..."