Re: [ISN] Did FBI Ignore Code Red Warning?

From: InfoSec News (isnat_private)
Date: Fri Sep 07 2001 - 00:01:08 PDT

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    Forwarded from: "Jay D. Dyson" <jdysonat_private>
    On Thu, 6 Sep 2001, InfoSec News wrote:
    > > Kim Zetter,
    > > Tuesday, September 04, 2001
    > >
    > > The Code Red threat seems to have finally halted its malicious crawl,
    > Not according to the logs and email reports I'm seeing!  The media
    > *feeding frenzy* over Code Red may have finally halted it malicious
    > crawl, but scanning from infected hosts hasn't.
    	I would have to concur with Mr. Dittrich.  Code Red scans are
    running at a slightly elevated pitch even now, six plus weeks following
    its debut.
    	Even on my picayune systems, I'm seeing an average of one Code Red
    scan every eight minutes.  The scanning sites range from obviously client
    systems to servers based in North and South America, Europe and Asia.  All
    top-level domains appear to be represented: .COM, .ORG, .MIL, .EDU, .GOV,
    .NET, and even .INT (!).
    	As an aside, I received an email from a new user of Early Bird and
    they reported 2,400 unique IP addresses attempting to infect their systems
    with Code Red in the past 24 hours.  If there is any slowdown, it's likely
    more akin to a traffic jam than a genuine cessation of Code Red scans.
    - -Jay
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