It seams that a worm is exploding a windows 2000 vulnerability. It seams that the worm is designed to stay within networks. How original! Well one thing is left to say here I am glad I am not using Windows anymore.
WASHINGTON (CNN) — A fast-moving computer worm Tuesday attacked computer systems using Microsoft operating systems, shutting down computers in the United States, Germany and Asia.
Among those hit were offices on Capitol Hill, which is in the midst of August recess, and media organizations, including CNN, ABC and The New York Times. Caterpillar Inc., in Peoria, Illinois, reportedly also had problems.
A small number of computers in an administrative office at San Francisco International Airport also crashed, but they were not essential to the airport’s operation, spokesman Mike McCarron said.
The FBI said the computer problems did not appear to be part of any widespread attack.
While the worm affects primarily Windows 2000, it also can affect some early versions of Microsoft XP, said Johannes Ullrich, chief technology officer of the Sans Institute, a network security firm based in Jacksonville, Florida.
Symptoms include the repeated shutdown and rebooting of a computer.
Microsoft has a downloadable patch on its security homepage, Microsoft.com/security.
The director of Microsoft’s security response center, Debbie Fry Wilson, said the computer giant was in an “emergency response” mode. “Right now, we’re mobilizing our two war rooms,” she told CNN.
“The key thing I want to stress for customers is making sure that they install security updates as quickly as possible,” Wilson said.
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