May 2nd, 2004, 02:56 AM
Sasser worm begins to spread
A worm, dubbed Sasser by antivirus firms, was spreading slowly throughout the Internet on Saturday, taking advantage of a vulnerability in unpatched Windows systems to infect new hosts.
The Sasser worm began spreading Friday night and seems to be moving at a pace far slower than previous worms such as MSBlast and Code Red, said Alfred Huger, senior director of security firm Symantec's response team.
"It is a slow burn," he said. "It is picking up speed, but right now we aren't seeing to much activity."
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