Friday, August 19, 2005

Damage minor as worm attacks Windows 2000
(Chicago Sun Times)

“SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Malicious hackers unleashed new variants of a computer worm that attacks a vulnerability in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 2000 operating system, but infection rates appeared to be relatively low and damage was minor Wednesday.”

“Several media outlets -- including the New York Times, CNN and ABC -- reported that the worms had invaded their networks.

The latest worm targets a vulnerability that was publicly disclosed Aug. 9 by Microsoft, which also released a free fix. The problem involves the ''Plug and Play'' service that lets users easily install hardware on their PCs.”