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Posted: 9/18/2001 7:53:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2001 8:00:14 AM EST by Admiral_Crunch]
I work MIS for a local ISP, and we and a few of our customers got slammed by a new computer virus this morning. As far as can be determined at this point, the virus was first sighted this morning, one week after the WTC attack, almost to the minute. It has been christened Nimda and affects Windows web servers. The full effects are not yet known. the virus is spreading automatically across the web much faster than any previous virus. It can also be transmitted by e-mail. Be on the lookout for e-mail attachments named README.EXE. They may contain the virus. For those of you running web servers, you can determine if you have been infected by looking for a file in your root directory called 'admin.dll' which may or may not be hidden. That is about all we have on it right now. Just thought I'd pop on and warn everyone, especially considering the timing. I hope it's not related to WTC, or it may just be some copycat jerk, but this thing looks like it might be big, considering it infected completely secure (or so we thought) servers and is spreading like wildfire. I gotta get back in the trenches. -Admiral Crunch [Edited because I can't spell when I type fast]
Link Posted: 9/18/2001 7:56:31 AM EST
For the first time in awhile, I received one of those "I am asking your advice" this morning. I'm sure more will be coming....
Link Posted: 9/18/2001 7:59:05 AM EST
That explains why my zonealarm has been hit 90 times in three hours.
Link Posted: 9/18/2001 8:19:32 AM EST
The virus is called Minda. For more info go to the McAfee Web site link below. [url]http://vil.mcafee.com/dispVirus.asp?virus_k=99209&[/url] I would love to personally get my hands around the neck of those who do this shit.
Link Posted: 9/18/2001 8:52:12 AM EST
Here's a link to a CNN article on Nimda that was just put out: [url]http://www.cnn.com/2001/TECH/internet/09/18/internet.attack.ap/index.html[/url]
Link Posted: 9/18/2001 9:13:35 AM EST
My firewall is getting clobbered. The company is having problems too. This is worse than CodeRed.
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