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Web counter in the new Swen/Gibe.F worm
From: "Richard M. Smith" <rms () computerbytesman com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 14:32:32 -0400
Joe Stewart of Lurhq.com has made an interesting discovery about the new
Swen/Gibe.F worm that started circulating today: When the worm infects
a new machine, it hits a Web counter.
The URL of the counter is:
If this URL wraps in your email reader, here's a shorter version:
At 2:30 EST, the counter is about 615,000.
Here's a bit more about the worm:
The server log entries for this counter might prove interesting to virus
researchers. These entries could provide data for a statistical study
of computer worm transmissions. Perhaps the Vutbr.cz Web site would be
willing to go public with this information.
Richard M. Smith
- Web counter in the new Swen/Gibe.F worm Richard M. Smith (Sep 18)