September 20, 2001

Nimda virus spreads quickly around the world

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "A computer worm that was discovered in the United States early Tuesday has quickly spread around the world, corrupting corporate networks and personal computers. The outbreak of the virus, dubbed "Nimda" -- the word "admin" spelled backwards -- was disrupting Internet use in Asia and Europe on Wednesday. Internet security experts estimate that more than 130,000 Web servers and personal computers in the United States have been infected, and they expect the onslaught to continue. Security experts have dubbed the virus a "triple threat" due to the various ways it can spread."

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