New Phatbot worm may be on the loose

April 19, 2004

[From CNET News.com]

A new variant of the Phatbot worm may be on the loose and attempting to attack SQL Server ports, according to a warning the SANS Institute issued Monday.

Last month, Phatbot made the rounds, attacking Windows systems by acting as a Trojan horse. Phatbot would then link infected computers into an underground network for sending spam or launching other attacks. SANS is currently in the process of attempting to capture a full packet of data--or an executable file--for further analysis of Phatbot.

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