August 27, 2001

Code Red the Dracula of worms?

Author: JT Smith

Reported at CNET News.com: "A new permutation of the Code Red II worm was discovered Friday, and experts say Code
Red is now unlikely to disappear.

The new variant has been dubbed CodeRed.d and exploits the same flaw in Microsoft's Internet
Information Server (IIS) software as the initial Code Red. According to Roger Thompson, technical
director of malicious code research at antivirus firm TruSecure, who detected the variant, the
appearance of a new worm indicates that we are stuck with the Code Red problem "forever.""

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