Worm's growth contained as deadline looms

Friday, 15 August 2003, 11:52 AM EST

The MSBlast worm's infection rate has slowed as companies and home users clean up compromised computers, according to antivirus firms.

Named after the msblast.exe file that contains the program, MSBlast continued to spread to new computers on Thursday, but the rate of infection has slowed significantly. Since Monday at noon, the worm had infected as least 330,000 computers, according to security company Symantec.

"We had an exponential growth on Monday, but it has dramatically slowed down," said Vincent Weafer, senior director for the company's security response team. Symantec has dubbed the worm "W32/Blaster."

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

Internet of Things: Bracing for the data flood

Whether we think we should be connecting the IoT and our existing systems together or not, the basic imperative to extract business intelligence from the raw information will demand that the connection takes place.


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

Tue, Jul 28th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //