The Code Red worm slips through a security hole in Microsoft's server software--relied on by as many as 6 million Web servers--and goes on a rampage, including an attempted barrage of the White House. Code Red stopped--for now
The attack on Whitehouse.gov gives system administrators some breathing room to fix infected machines. Newer, more effective variants may be on the horizon, however.July 20, 2001 U.S. to cybercriminals: You're going down
The U.S. attorney general says federal officials will crack down on cybercrime by beefing up 10 specialized units so they can better concentrate on catching hackers and pirates.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 "Code Red" worm.July 19, 2001 Code Red worm set to flood Internet
More than 15,000 infected servers are programmed to flood the Whitehouse.gov address with data, potentially slowing parts of the Net to a crawl.July 19, 2001
Microsoft security flaw threatens Web
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