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Posted Jul 28, 2005

Symantec: SQL Server Port Under Heavy Scanning

By Staff

[From InformationWeek]

An alert from Symantec describes an unusual amount of scanning of a port normally associated with Microsoft SQL Server, a possible precursor to an attack.

The Cupertino, Calif.-based company's DeepSight Threat network, a global collection of sensors that tracks developing attacks, reported an increase in the number of scanned sensors and the number of attacking IP addresses scanning TCP port 1433, which is commonly used by Microsoft's server software.

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