CNN hit by worm


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darkhooda

They seemed to have fixed it; the bottom ticker is back!

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TheWahbinator

And they're up.

But still, for a network this large, 1? hours is a good time to recover it in.

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Lexcyn
They seemed to have fixed it; the bottom ticker is back!

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NOOO!!

That worm actually did some good damage by removing it. :p

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bangbang023
Apparently they will eventually suffer the dire consequences of not listening to Microsoft. :rolleyes:  :sleep:

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Listening to Microsoft? MS isn't forcing them to upgrade as the OS is still supported. The patch was released about a week ago so it's simply the fault of them not installing the patch and has nothing to do with them not upgrading to XP.

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+M2Ys4U
NOOO!!

That worm actually did some good damage by removing it. :p

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yeah, lol

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randy_tho

I believe this one was another self propogating worm. Looks at like 3 different ports and can install itself from another infected machine. It sets up an ftp server and randomly looks for open hosts on a subnet of 255.255.0.0. As an example, if the host is 10.1.1.5 it randomly looks at 10.1.1.6 or 10.1.3.4. It generates the last two octets. So it sounds as if a firewall/ or machine firewalls are setup properly this would have no effect.

Yeah read the above sarc link. :) Thats a different variant than what I read about earlier. I was looking at a and b.

It will propogate on all windows systems but only has a payload on 2000/XP.

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Raikou Tch

Ahaha. I turned on CNN earlier, and wasn't sure if they just found out tons of people were getting it, or they themselves got it. Owned, I say.

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madnuke

It seems quite a nice worm because it deletes a load of spyware and adware lol :laugh:

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blackice912

Videos! Need more videos!

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re_freshing

Wow, Windows 97 sounds like it was released...It just sounds like i've heard the name alot before. :)

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Jeremy1
it affects xp if they were not patched, unless they have sp2.

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Incorrect. This worm does not affect XP at all.

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crazihouse

They were recently showing footage of inside CNN HQ of employee's computers, showing the windows startup and continuous shutdown dialogues and the employees getting mad. Hilarious!

"Microsoft has said that this worm is 'low impact'... I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean. *sarcastic " -Paula Zahn

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IbSta

I hope Windows 3.1 is not affected :unsure: :rofl: :laugh:

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neo_joel

/me will pay to see more video of this :happy: lol

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IbSta
/me will pay to see more video of this  :happy: lol

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Yes please someone post a direct link. Thanks.

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hagjohn
Incorrect.? This worm does not affect XP at all.

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W32.Zotob.E> is a worm that opens a back door and exploits the Microsoft Windows Plug and Play Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (described in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-039) on TCP port 445.

Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

WORM_RBOT.CBQ> This memory-resident worm drops a copy of itself in the Windows system folder as the file WINTBP.EXE.

It takes advantage of the Microsoft Windows Plug and Play vulnerability to propagate across networks. For more information regarding this vulnerability, refer to the following Microsoft Web page:

Systems Affected: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP

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.Kompressor

:laugh: CNN, ABC, Catepillar co., New York Times, all affected...

I hope no one is using windows for life support... :rolleyes: and that their hospital admin have not put the critical computers on the network with other machines with internet access. That would suck!

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andy2004

the end of the world is nigh :laugh:

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Jeremy1
Systems Affected:  Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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They're wrong. The vulnerability exists in XP and 2003, but those OSes do not allow anonymous remote access to the service, so the worm can't do it's work.

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andy2004

is this already patched though ? am i right in thinking the update for this was out a few weeks ago ?

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Jeremy1
is this already patched though ? am i right in thinking the update for this was out a few weeks ago ?

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The patch has been out for 6 days.

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Sota

I was under the impression it only affected XP Service Pack 1, Windows 2000, and Windows 98. XP Service Pack 2 would not be affected.

That is quite funny though CNN uses Trend and Trend was the one notifying of the PC community of the problem. Way to stay on top of the ball CNN :p

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