Eye-witness account of a global virus outbreak

Monday, 22 August 2005, 12:11 PM EST

On Sunday the 14th we found a new virus around noon. Nothing special there, except that this one was using a brand new exploit against a brand new vulnerability: the MS05-039 PnP hole. I was the viruslab oncall manager for the week, so I called up other oncall people to work on the case. Jarkko analysed the virus from his home office and Jarno made his way to the office to test and publish a new update to detect this critter.

We added detection with the name "Zotob". I wrote a short blog entry on the incident and we moved on.

By Mikko at F-Secure.

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