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RE: Code Red 2 cleanup; reporting..

  • From: Mathias Körber
  • Date: Thu Aug 09 02:22:06 2001

>    Is there an effort abound that would allow for lists of verified 'Code
> Red 2' infected hosts to be reported for cleanup/mitigation?    
> By known 'Code
> Red 2' infected hosts, I mean that root.exe has been found to exist on the
> host.
>   Finding the contact information for a lot of these is proving difficult
> being that a fair amount of the infected machines are Joe Blow broadband
> customers.

Publishing such lists is IMHO not a good idea, as these hosts are vulnerable and
publishing their addresses would only serve to let more crackers know where to