turetzsr Posted September 13, 2005 Share Posted September 13, 2005 ...From InformationWeek August 29, 2005: The Threats Get Nastier: Business-technology folks would love to believe their IT systems are well-protected, not only from the destructive worms and viruses that speed across the Internet but from the increasingly sophisticated attacks that target people and their valuable data. <snip> Then came Zotob, a run-amok worm that reminds everyone that malicious software is never more than a few keystrokes away. <snip> They dug their way into the operating system's [Windows 2000] Plug and Play feature, and they included code that opens an Internet Relay Chat channel back to designated servers, from which the worms can download additional code to further compromise a machine or turn it into a zombie capable of spamming [emphasis mine] or denial-of-service attacks. [Edit: fixed per StevenUnderwood's correction (thanks, Steven!)] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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