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Code Red: No third sequel, U.S. says

Korean virus watchers say the worm has shown up in an even more deadly form, but experts in the United States think it's merely a repeat of what came before.


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By CNET Staff
August 10, 2001, 3:10 p.m. PT

Korean virus watchers say the worm has shown up in an even more deadly form, but experts in the United States think it's merely a repeat of what came before.

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U.S. virus gurus don't buy Code Red III
South Korea says the Code Red computer virus has mutated into a third, more dangerous variant, but U.S. virus experts say it is not a new version.
Aug. 10, 2001 
Code Red hits Hotmail, FedEx servers
Microsoft and the shipping giant confirm that their servers were hit by a version of the worm.
Aug. 9, 2001 
Worms prompt AT&T to unplug sites
To keep Code Red from slowing down its cable Internet network, AT&T is blocking access to Web servers that residential customers are running.
Aug. 9, 2001 
Code Red offshoot packs a bigger punch
A new worm, similar to Code Red but perhaps more virulent, is spreading across the Internet, infecting systems and potentially leaving them vulnerable to further attacks.
Aug. 6, 2001 
Code Red sequel hits Asia
The meaner sequel to the Code Red Internet worm has made its first appearance in Asia, infesting dozens of computers in China, security experts say.
Aug. 7, 2001 
Duck, drinks and Code Red II
High-powered researchers took their laptops to dinner and, between courses, analyzed the virulent new worm, says the host of a Net-security retreat.
Aug. 7, 2001 

No longer worst of worms?
After fanning computer technicians' fears for several days, the rate of infection from the worm had plateaued and may be tapering off.
Aug. 3, 2001 
Code Red's sweet side
The caffeine-laden, cherry-flavored version of its pale-yellow cousin, Mountain Dew, is logging a brisk business as the Code Red worm fades.
Aug. 3, 2001 
Worm may expand globally
Although the worm's effect is confined mainly to the United States so far, it could target computers in other parts of the world.
Aug. 2, 2001 
Microsoft takes the heat
While network administrators prepare for another round of attacks, the company draws much of the blame.
July 31, 2001 
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FAQ CNET answers common questions about the Code Red worm. How to you prepare for a worm attack?
July 31, 2001 
Tracking Code Red
special report A virulent worm infects 350,000 servers, calling into doubt our ability to protect the Net.
July 27, 2001 
Code Red stopped--for now
The attack on gives system administrators some breathing room to fix infected machines. Newer, more effective variants may be on the horizon, however.
July 20, 2001 
Web worm targets White House
President Bush's official Web site moves its Internet address to avoid a denial-of-service attack sparked by the worm.
July 19, 2001 
Code Red set to flood Internet
More than 15,000 infected servers are programmed to flood the address with data.
July 19, 2001 
Microsoft security flaw threatens
A vulnerability in the giant's server software exposes up to 6 million Web servers to attack by hackers and online vandals.
June 18, 2001 

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