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In Computer Security, a Bigger Reason to Squirm


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#1    Druss

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Posted 07 September 2003 - 10:26 AM

By BRENDAN I. KOERNER


LIKE prison wardens marveling at an escapee's spoon-dug tunnel, computer-security professionals acknowledge grudging admiration for the author of SoBig.F, the virus that deluged e-mail In boxes last month. At the epidemic's peak in mid-August, according to the antivirus company Central Command, SoBig.F-related messages accounted for 73 percent of e-mail traffic worldwide, making it history's most aggressive online contagion.

"You have to think the person who did this has some awareness of the Internet's infrastructure," said Mark Carey, an independent computer security consultant in Columbus, Ohio, who has analyzed SoBig's code. "It's a little more sophisticated than what we've previously seen."

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Posted 07 September 2003 - 02:29 PM

QUOTE (Druss @ Sep 7 2003, 06:26 AM)
By BRENDAN I. KOERNER


IKE prison wardens marveling at an escapee's spoon-dug tunnel,



   AND they both unleash a potentially dangerous menace on society.   sad.gif


EDIT: oops,  sorry Druss,  took out more of your quote than I should have.   grin2.gif  

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Posted 07 September 2003 - 03:34 PM

Thanks KC for pointing out my error. Hope it now makes sense.

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Posted 07 September 2003 - 04:04 PM

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"It's a little more sophisticated than what we've previously seen."


I agree with this completely, Sobig has to be the worst worm i've ever known. I still receive hundreds of infected E-Mails every day, and there is still no sign of it dying down.

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At the epidemic's peak in mid-August, according to the antivirus company Central Command, SoBig.F-related messages accounted for 73 percent of e-mail traffic worldwide, making it history's most aggressive online contagion.


This doesn't surprise me at all.





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