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Symantec explains its 'we spotted Slammer' claim

Symantec finally stepped in last night to clarify its handling of the discovery of the prolific SQL Slammer worm. Last week Symantec raised hackles in the security community by claiming that it discovered the prolific worm “hours before it began rapidly propagating”. The claim, contained in a press release extolling the company’s DeepSight Threat Management System, suggests that Symantec notified its own customers of a serious threat hours before the wider Internet community knew anything was amiss. Actually, as we intimated in a previous article, this was a case of inflated marketing claims disguising a more complicated sequence of events, rather than a serious lapse of ethics. Full Story

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