March 18, 2004

Phatbot new, may not be serious threat

Although Homeland Security asked for special analysis and monitoring of the new worm that uses P2P technology to surreptitiously network infected computers, then use them for malicious attacks or spamming, many security authorities rate its threat level as low ... for now, says the Times. Malicious Computer Worm Detected (New York Times 3/18/04)

Posted by dougsimpson at March 18, 2004 04:32 PM | TrackBack

The Tech/Security newsletter from Bryon Crebs at the Washington Post (current issue is at: provides some additional insight into the Phatbot Trojan horse, and links to analysis done by some security firms, including this one from the by LURHQ Threat Intelligence Group at:

Posted by: Doug Simpson at March 22, 2004 04:59 PM