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2008-06-05 14:04:07

Scientists may have found a new way to combat the most dangerous form of computer virus.The method automatically detects within minutes when an Internet worm has infected a computer network.Network administrators can then isolate infected machines and hold them in quarantine for repairs.Ness Shroff, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Networking and Communications at Ohio State University, and his colleagues describe their strategy in the current issue of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure...

2005-08-26 15:03:02

(Official correction changes name in second and fifth paragraph) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities in Morocco and Turkey have arrested two men for writing computer worms that disrupted networks across the United States last week, the FBI said on Friday. Farid Essebar, 18, of Morocco, and Atilla Ekici, 21, of Turkey, are believed to have written and unleashed the Zotob and Rbot worms that hit the Internet less than two weeks ago, the FBI said. The worms caused computer outages at...

2005-08-26 15:00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities in Morocco and Turkey have arrested two men for writing computer worms that disrupted networks across the United States last week, the FBI said on Friday. Farid Essebar, 18, of Morocco, and Atilla Ekici, 21, of Turkey, are believed to have written and unleashed the Zotob and Rbot worms that hit the Internet less than two weeks ago, the FBI said. The worms caused computer outages at more than 100 U.S. companies, including major media outlets like CNN, The New...

2005-08-26 14:10:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities in Morocco and Turkey have arrested two men for writing computer worms that disrupted networks across the United States last week, the FBI said on Friday. Farid Essebar, 18, of Morocco, and Atilla Ekici, 21, of Turkey, are believed to have written and unleashed the Zotob and Mytob worms that hit the Internet less than two weeks ago, the FBI said. The worms caused computer outages at more than 100 U.S. companies, including major media outlets like...

2005-08-16 17:35:00

SEATTLE -- Several new computer worms were being blamed for causing computer system outages at some media outlets and companies in the United States on Tuesday. The worms, including two called "IRCBOT.WORM" and "RBOT.CBQ," exploit a recently discovered flaw in Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 2000 operating system and were causing personal computers at more than 100 U.S. companies to restart repeatedly and potentially exposed them to attackers who could take control of a system. "This is the most...


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