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Web Recovers from Worm Attack, Variants Feared

The two-day-old computer worm that wreaked havoc on the Internet over the weekend was finally losing steam on Monday as companies scrambled to secure their networks, while computer security experts warned more dangerous spin-offs might emerge in the next few days. Authorities were probing the “SQL Slammer” bug, the most damaging Web attack in 18 months, which nearly shut down web access in South Korea, brought many U.S. automatic teller machines to a standstill and paralyzed corporate networks. “Right now I would say the Internet is looking about as normal and benign as you’d see on any given day. I would say (the worm) is behind us,” said Tom Ohlsson, vice president of marketing for Matrix NetSystems Inc., a U.S. firm that monitors Internet traffic flows. Full Story

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