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BW: MEDIA ALERT: TROJ_TRINOO is the Latest 'In the Wild' Addition of Malicious Agents

Feb 23, 2000, 18:58 (3 Talkback[s])

"TROJ_TRINOO is the latest 'in the wild' addition of malicious agents that gives hackers access to a network via a computer. TROJ_TRINOO can function in a Windows environment and can also be sent by email like other viruses and Trojans. This Trojan is more dangerous than the recent spate of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack agents that could only function in Unix or Linux environments."

"The intention of a denial of service attack is to deliberately interfere with another person's network. Attacks can slow down a network or even freeze (or re-boot) a computer. While denial of service attacks are not new, they have increased in number recently because it has become much easier for a hacker to launch such an attack."

"If you believe your system to be infected with TROJ_TRINOO, Trend Micro' s pattern file http://www.antivirus.com/download/pattern.asp No. 660 and above with engine version 5.000-1119 can detect this Trojan. If your system is infected with TROJ_TRINOO, go to http://www.antivirus.com/vinfo/security/sa022200.htm#user for Trend Micro's fix."

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