Brace for web worm chaos, users warned

Wednesday, 4 May 2005, 12:34 PM EST

Businesses should brace themselves for attack by sophisticated new worms capable of causing widespread disruption to the internet, security expert Bruce Schneier has warned.

Schneier, a security researcher, author and chief technology officer at security services supplier Counterpane, said the components to create a devastating worm attack were already on the internet. "It is just a matter of putting them together," he said.

By Bill Goodwin at MicroScope.

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