Wild Worm With Pro-Linux Message

    Date04 Dec 2000
    199415
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Yet another new worm is wiggling its wicked way across computer networks. Written by a cracker who appears to be taking on the role of an avenging pro-Linux penguin, this worm does no real damage to computers. It's more likely to . . . Yet another new worm is wiggling its wicked way across computer networks. Written by a cracker who appears to be taking on the role of an avenging pro-Linux penguin, this worm does no real damage to computers. It's more likely to wound the psyche of its more delicate victims by displaying text messages calling them "idiots," and speculating on whether they are smart enough to reverse the worm's effects.

    The worm also suggests that its sufferers should switch to the Linux operating system. Named "Creative," the worm has several aliases, including Prolin, Shockwave, W32/Prolin@mm, TROJ_SHOCKWAVE, and TROJ_PROLIN.

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