Vandals mutate Ramen Linux worm

    Date22 Jan 2001
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3918
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    After infecting NASA and Texas A&M University last week, the worm--a self-spreading program that focuses on versions 6.2 and 7.0 of Red Hat's Linux OS--is making its move on Linux servers abroad, as vandals use the program to post digital graffiti.. . . After infecting NASA and Texas A&M University last week, the worm--a self-spreading program that focuses on versions 6.2 and 7.0 of Red Hat's Linux OS--is making its move on Linux servers abroad, as vandals use the program to post digital graffiti.

    Online vandals may have modified the Ramen Linux worm discovered last week to automatically deface sites with their own Web pages, one expert said Monday.

    "Several (vandal) groups are suddenly switching to Red Hat," said Matt Dickerson, also known as "Munge," a staff member at security group Attrition.org. "We think they are modifying the HTML pages in the worm with their own text and graphics."

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