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Net Worm Marches On; Clean-Up Continues

A resilient 2-day-old computer worm continued to hobble the Internet Monday, infesting computer networks in Europe, Asia and America and stoking fears it will slow data transmissions for a few more days. Despite efforts over the weekend by companies around the world to patch their networks and stop the “SQL Slammer” worm in its tracks, the infestation continued in many regions, though below peak levels seen during Saturday’s outbreak. “It would be very optimistic to think we could eradicate this 100 percent from the Internet,” said Graham Cluley, senior technical consultant at Britain’s Sophos Anti-Virus. “In isolated pockets, this will continue for days.” Internet slow-downs were more scattered Monday, but firms continued to report problems as they scrambled to install fortifications against future intrusions. Full Story

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