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Re: some wide-scale airline reservations issue
From: Mike Tancsa <mike () sentex net>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 16:01:10 -0400
At 03:40 PM 19/08/2003 -0400, Joe Abley wrote:
The consistent component of the ongoing rumour mill is that this is due to
"some computer virus".
sobig.f is REALLY making the rounds. I think its been effective as it plays
on the public awareness of "some security hole" and "needed fixes from
Microsoft." As the worm says, "Hi, I am from Microsoft, you need this
patch" a greater than normal amount of people are suspending their
judgement and clicking on it.
Also, we are seeing the odd customer network being taken out by the nachi
worm. I had one guy shut off his switch because he thought it was "broken"
since all the lights were practically solid :-).... It was solid alright,
with ping floods ;-)