Nimda worm attacks the Web

Just as the Code Red worm seemed to have died down, a new variation has arrived. But Nimda spreads by email too, and can download itself from infected Web sites. A ZDNet UK News Focus

HELP AND HOWTO: Protecting your computer from Nimda
Wed 19 Sept:
Antivirus experts say the Nimda worm noticeably affected the speed of page delivery on Tuesday evening, but the worst is probably over NEWS: Microsoft refutes claims that Nimda infected its FrontPage
Thurs 20 Sept: Antivirus software alarms were set off by viewing the main Web site for its FrontPage software, but Microsoft says it was because a third-party content provider had been infected Nimda floods corporate networks
Thurs 20 Sept: The Nimda worms is filling corporate networks with traffic in exactly the way that experts feared Code Red would affect the Internet Nimda computer virus rampant in Asia
Thurs 20 Sept: The Nimda worm is spreading at a dizzying speed through Asia thanks to its use of multiple methods of propagation Nimda hits broadband users
Wed 19 Sept: BT says that two of its Exchanges may have been hit by the Nimda virus, cutting off broadband users Home PCs at most risk from Nimda
Wed 19 Sept: Antivirus experts say that most businesses now have a handle on blocking Nimda infections. It's home users - and their lax security protection - that have them worried Nimda worm causes Internet slowdown
Wed 19 Sept: FBI creates task force to investigate attack by 'Nimda', which hits both servers and PCs running Microsoft software FBI investigates Nimda worm
Wed 19 Sept: FBI creates task force to investigate attack by 'Nimda', which hits both servers and PCs running Microsoft software New virus downloads itself from Web pages
Tues 18 Sept: The Nimda virus uses every trick in the book to spread, say virus experts, including email and IRC - it can even download itself through a browser from infected Web servers
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