Virus writers get Slapper happy
Posted on: 10/05/2002 12:00 PM

CNET News reports that new variants of the Slapper Worm are out:

"The newest variant, dubbed "Mighty," exploits the same Linux Web server flaw that other versions of the Slapper worm have used to slice through the security on vulnerable servers. Russian antivirus company Kaspersky Labs said in a release Friday that more than 1,600 servers had been infected by this latest variant as of Friday morning and are now controlled by the worm via special channels on the Internet relay chat system."

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