Santy worm makes unwelcome visit

Discussion in 'News' started by Jakamoko, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. Jakamoko
    Honorary Member

    Jakamoko On the move again ...


    Santy worm makes unwelcome visit

    Thousands of website bulletin boards have been defaced by a virus that used Google to spread across the net.

    The Santy worm first appeared on 20 December and within 24 hours had successfully hit more than 40,000 websites.

    The malicious program exploits a vulnerability in the widely used phpBB software. Santy's spread has now been stopped after Google began blocking infected sites searching for new victims.

    Full story: Link

    Source: BBC News
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
    WIP: Clarity


    1. SimonV
      Ouch, the vulnerability of phpbb was one of the main reasons we moved to vBulletin, the site has had thousands of hits too from this worm looking for the old forums that must still be indexed in google. *phew*

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