April 5, 2001

Adore Linux worm attempts to take over insecure servers

Author: JT Smith

The Register follows up on reports of the Adore worm. "The worm replaces an Internet service, known as ICMP (Internet Control Message
Protocol), with a version containing a back door feature that allows a hacker
access to systems whenever a properly formatted command sequence is received
over the Internet. Adore also attempt to send sensitive system information to four
different email addresses."

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