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"Red" alert: Watching the worm

Security experts pick up increased activity from the Code Red worm, but a feared Internet traffic jam has yet to materialize.

Security experts pick up increased activity from the Code Red worm, but a feared Internet traffic jam has yet to materialize.
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  Warning: Code Red ahead?
Ronald Dick, director, National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC)
Code Red may be picking up speed
The pest appears to be gathering momentum, but there are no signs yet of a traffic surge that could affect the functioning of the Internet.
August 1, 2001 
Microsoft takes heat for Code Red
While network administrators wait and prepare for another round of worm attacks, the software giant draws much of the blame.
July 31, 2001 
FAQ: The Code Red threat
CNET News.com answers common questions about the Code Red worm.
July 31, 2001 
Officials sound Code Red alarm
A group of government and private security authorities publicly urge businesses to guard themselves against the Code Red worm, set to reactivate Tuesday.
July 30, 2001 
China official: Code Red not made in China
Despite Web site postings that said "Hacked by Chinese," a Chinese network safety official says that the fast-spreading Code Red Internet worm was probably not made in China.
July 31, 2001 
Government: Fight Code Red worm
In an unprecedented show of force against a severe Internet attack, government and private officials will implore worldwide organizations to protect themselves.
July 29, 2001 
Tracking Code Red
A virulent worm infects 350,000 servers, calling into doubt our ability to protect the Net.
July 27, 2001 

previous coverage
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 
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