Aging worms still crawl, threaten net
The Nimda and Code Red worms, which emerged along with dire warnings that they could bring down large sections of the Internet (but didn't), may have a second chance. New data in a study by Arbor Networks shows that both worms are alive and well, and still infecting new victims daily.
Though the data from Arbor's study is still preliminary, it shows a wide range of Code Red, Code Red 2, and Nimda infections, according to Dug Song, security architect at Arbor. The company has been monitoring a large section of the Internet since September and in that time has seen machines associated with about 5 million unique IP addresses become infected with one of the three worms, he said.
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