Aging worms still crawl, threaten net

Tuesday, 7 May 2002, 10:52 AM EST

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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For more information on Code Red go here and for Nimda go here.




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