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CNET News: Linux Worm Creating P2P Attack Network

Sep 15, 2002, 22:26 (36 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)

"A new worm that attacks Linux Web servers has compromised more than 3,500 machines, creating a rogue peer-to-peer network that has been used to attack other computers with a flood of data, security experts said Saturday.

"The worm seems to spreading fairly rapidly, according to security firm Symantec, which early Friday detected about 2,000 infected computers actively attacking, a number that climbed to 3,500 late Friday. The company's security personnel could not be contacted for comment Saturday.

"'It is confirmed through various sources that this worm is in the wild and actively attacking other servers,' the firm warned its newest advisory Saturday..."

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