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Korean Net users blame MS for Slammer carnage

Korean Net users are threatening Microsoft with legal action over the damage inflicted on the country’s broadband infrastructure by the Slammer worm. Korea Times reports that the splendidly named People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) group is considering filing a class action suit against the software giant. The civic rights group contends that Microsoft failed to do enough to help its customers fix a flaw in SQL Server, which was exploited by the prolific worm. Microsoft issued a patch for the SQL Server vulnerability last July but it wasn’t widely applied, even by the software giant itself whose network fell over because of the Slammer worm over the weekend of January 25 and 26. Full Story

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