The Witty Worm

March 22, 2004


Hack In The Box - 'Witty' Worm Wrecks Computers: "The 'Witty' worm writes random data onto the hard drives of computers equipped with the Black Ice and Real Secure Internet firewall products, causing the drives to fail and making it impossible to restart the PCs. Unlike many recent worms that arrive as e-mail attachments, it spreads automatically to vulnerable computers without any action on the part of the user. At least 50,000 computers have been infected so far..."

Looks as if M$ isn't the only one whose products are affected by these types of worms..