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Slammer worm slows, no new reports of problems

More than 48 hours since it first appeared, the spread of a new worm that targets servers running the Microsoft SQL Server database software had slowed and there had been no repeats of the major disruption caused to the Internet on Saturday. “(Saturday) in our operations centers we were seeing between 200,000 and 300,000 attacks per hour. (Sunday) we’re seeing between 9,000 and 10,000 per hour, which is around what we see for the NIMDA virus on an average day,” said Chris Rouland, director of Internet Security Systems Inc.’s X-Force. Full Story

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