New Virus Threat

Swann, Benjamin R. (BSWANN) BSWANN at
Thu Sep 20 13:06:40 EDT 2001

that is like trying to blame the WTC or certain airlines for the recent

Microsoft doesn't create the virus's.  They just market the worlds most
popular operating system, which increases the probability that it will be
exploited as such.  

I'm not trying to start and OS wars here - I have used them all for
different reasons.



-----Original Message-----
From: Elliott Potter [mailto:epotter at]
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2001 11:37 AM
To: Swann, Benjamin R. (BSWANN); 'quattro at'
Subject: Re: New Virus Threat

On Tue, 18 Sep 2001 17:38:18 -0400, Swann, Benjamin R.	(BSWANN) wrote:

> 	A new virus discovered today is currently spreading across the
>  internet and now has a "High Threat", High Distribution" assessment. It's
>  name is: W32.Nimda.A at mm

This is the same one that slammed my ISP's connection yesterday.  Friggin'
Microsoft ... now I've got a 4000 line error log on my web server full of
dumbass buffer overflow attempts.  Glad I don't use IIS (or Windows for that

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