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Asia fingered as Slammer's birthplace

Some security experts are pointing to the Far East as the birthplace of the worm that wreaked havoc over the weekend on Internet servers worldwide. The Slammer worm–also known as Sapphire and SQLExp–exploits vulnerabilities in Microsoft SQL 2000 Web servers and causes increased traffic between servers. The worm started spreading about 9:30 p.m. PST on Friday. “The worm could have originated from Asia,” Roy Ko, center manager for the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team, said in a e-mail interview. Full Story

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