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Slammer Could Have Been Much Worse

Fastest spreading virus in history is just the beginning, warns expert The Slammer worm took just 10 minutes to infect 90 per cent of vulnerable servers, making it the fastest spreading virus in history. As it began scouring the internet, it doubled in size every 8.5 seconds, according to a report published by the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis. The report warned: “If the worm had carried a malicious payload, had attacked a more widespread vulnerability, or had targeted a more popular service, the effects would likely have been far more severe.” Full Story

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