"Kaspersky Lab, an international data-security
software-development company, warns users about the real threat
posed by the Ramen Internet-worm. According to recent reports, the
worm has already caused several incidents of Web sites in different
parts of the world being defaced; therefore, Ramen has become the
first malicious code for Linux that has been detected
"During the past several days, Kaspersky Lab has received
confirmation of Ramen penetrating into several corporate networks.
Among them are the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA), Texas A&M University, and Taiwan-based computer
hardware manufacturer Supermicro. These organizations' Web sites
have been attacked by a worm causing the Web sites' title pages to
appear as shown at
"The discovery of the Ramen worm 'in-the-wild' is a very
significant moment in computer history. Previously considered
as an absolutely secured operating system, Linux now has become yet
another victim to computer malware," said Denis Zenkin, Head of
Corporate Communications for Kaspersky Lab. During the past 8
years since Linux was first developed, there have been discovered
about 50 malicious programs for this operating system, but none of
them had yet to be sighted "in-the-wild."
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