It's a Bug, a Bear and a Worm
It sounds cute and cuddly, but the latest Windows worm is really a monster.
Unlike other recent e-mail borne maladies that simply clogged in-boxes and networks, the Bugbear worm, also known as Tanatos, is coded to allow a malicious hacker complete control over infected computers.
Infected machines can be entered remotely through an application that allows the attacker to execute programs and view, copy, alter or delete any information stored on the infected computer.
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- News: Port 137 scans (3 October 2002)
- Virus News: Bugbear Removal Tools (3 October 2002)
- Virus News: Bugbear Worm Spreading at an Alarming Rate (2 October 2002)
- Press Release: Bugbear Climbs to Second Place in The List of Most Frequently Detected Viruses by ActiveScan (2 October 2002)
- Virus: I-Worm.Tanatos (2 October 2002)
- Press Release: Hacker Attacks Possible as E-mail Worm Disables Antivirus Programs and Firewalls (1 October 2002)