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CNET News: MySQL Worm Halted

Jan 31, 2005, 14:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)

"A worm exploiting weak database passwords on Windows computers had essentially stopped spreading on Friday, after the systems infected with the program were cut off from the control of several central computers.

"More than 8,000 Windows computers running the MySQL database were probably infected with the worm program, referred to as the MySQL bot worm or by the name of the executable file, SpoolCLL, that the worm installs on vulnerable machines..."

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