It's a Bug, a Bear and a Worm

Thursday, 3 October 2002, 11:53 AM EST

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.

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Leveraging network intelligence and deep packet inspection

Posted on 26 November 2014.  |  Tomer Saban, CEO of WireX Systems, talks about how deep packet inspection helps with identifying emerging threats, the role of network intelligence, and more.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Nov 28th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //