The Register: Worms Turn on Win/Linux Users
Oct 07, 2002, 14:30 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)
"Amid the panic last week about the prolific, and very nasty,
BearBug worm two more nasty varmints went largely unnoticed.
"Hot on the heels of the Slapper, comes the Mighty worm which
uses the same well-known OpenSSL exploit to gain access to and
infect computers running an Apache Web server on Linux. Mighty uses
the same spreading routines as Slapper but with several subtle
"In addition to infecting systems, Mighty also sets up a
backdoor utility which can be controlled over an IRC channel. The
Trojan component can be used to steal information from compromised
machines, corrupt data or set up DdoS attack networks..."