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Re: Worm probes
From: "Bryan Heitman" <bryanh () communitech net>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 10:22:06 -0500

We're also seeing a large increase in this activity.  This seems to be more
severe than the first time.  Have an additional 30 to 40 meg inbound from

Best regards,

Bryan Heitman
CommuniTech.Net, Inc.
----- Original Message -----
From: <up () 3 am>
To: <nanog () merit edu>
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: Worm probes

ugh...this is way more impact...a 128k ISDN customer running an NT/Win2k
box is at 100% BW, and my 2x T1's are at about 2x normal traffic for this
time of day, although still well short of capacity...apache server
processor load is WAY up just from the requests, and the logs are growing
like mad.

On Tue, 18 Sep 2001, deeann mikula wrote:

On Tue, 18 Sep 2001, ravi pina wrote:

On Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 09:54:31AM -0400, sigma () pair com said at one
point in time:

Has anyone else been seeing a dramatic increase in /scripts/.. NT
probes this morning?  We're seeing about 8000/second, starting
around 9:15
Eastern time, to and from a wide variety of addresses.

affirmative.  i just looked at my logs, and it looks like
each probe tries a bunch of things.  i haven't seen much
on the lists, but i'm looking right now.

i'm pretty sure that the worm's attack phase starts on the 20th (which
of course, depends upon a correctly set system clock) and also that
attempting to execute something like /scripts/root.ext/c++ something
is involved.

i think that cert's website would be a good place to look.  i'm *not*
a security/virus chick, but i did host a talk by marty linder of cert
where he discected code red's activity and presented a summary.

cert is of course, http://www.cert.org.

deeann m.m. mikula

director of operations
telerama public access internet

James Smallacombe       PlantageNet, Inc. CEO and Janitor
up () 3 am     http://3.am

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