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Worm hijacks open source MySQL database

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by ovi, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. ovi

    ovi Guest

    Thousands of MySQL servers around the world are being infected with a worm which could facilitate a massive denial-of-service attack.


    Security experts have warned that thousands of MySQL servers around the world could be press-ganged into launching a denial-of-service attack that could bring down the Web site of a company the size of Microsoft.

    A worm, dubbed MySpool by security organisation SANS, is spreading rapidly amongst the MySQL user base. It automatically exploits MySQL servers and subsequently infects Windows systems when triggered by an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server located in Sweden.

    News taken from BlackHat.INFO
     

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