Internet Worm Hits MS SQL Servers
Microsoft issued the patch last July but some out there didn’t update their servers, according to Sunday’s New York Times and other sources. This worm doesn’t need e-mail to spread. Instead, it spreads directly through network connections, sending out thousands of probes per second, congesting and even halting some Internet data pipelines.
Follow-up Monday 1-27-2003: It is truly ironic that Microsoft learned firsthand the difficulties of keeping an entire system up-to-date, as some of Microsoft’s own servers were hit by the worm. Well, perhaps this will be an eye-opening experience to help create a better approach than endless patches.