August 7, 2001
'Code Red II' worm 4,000 times faster than original
Author: JT Smith
Kelly McNeill writes: "After breathing a sigh of relief over the limited impact of last week's return of the "Code Red" computer attack, the Internet security community went on alert Sunday over a nastier worm capable of doing even greater damage. Dubbed "Code Red II," the worm takes advantage of the same security hole used by its predecessor. Instead of targeting the White House Web site, however, Code Red II installs a back door, giving hackers easy access to infected computers."