[pcductape] Re: Witty attacks your firewall and destroys your data

  • From: trapper <trapper@xxxxxxx>
  • To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 19:43:59 -0900

Sounds like I have been outwitted..

Untitled Documenttrapper@xxxxxxx Arts of Alaska by Diane
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From: "Pam" <ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "pcductape" <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2004 6:19 AM
Subject: [pcductape] Witty attacks your firewall and destroys your data


> This from an anti virus group I belong to.
>
> Pam
>
>
> Witty attacks your firewall and destroys your data
> By Thomas C Greene in Washington
> Posted: 21/03/2004 at 21:39 GMT
>
> A new worm that, ironically, makes sport of Win-32
> systems defended by BlackIce and RealSecure firewall
> products from Internet Security Systems (ISS) began
> circulating Saturday.
>
> The worm, dubbed 'witty,' is memory-resident only and
> propagates via UDP port 4000, and possibly others.
> While occupied with reproducing itself, it overwrites
> data on the local hard disk(s), and can render a
> machine un-bootable if it corrupts the master boot
> record or partition table, or file allocation tables.
>
> The worm is exceptionally vicious by current
> standards and implies the presence of a highly
> motivated spoil-sport, such as a disgtruntled former
> employee, an envious competitor, or a monumentally
> dissatisfied customer. Or it could just be a cool bit
> of retro coding.
>
>
> Read more here:
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/56/36413.html
> © The Register.
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