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The war on worms inches forward

As agencies sopped up the mess from recent rolling worm attacks, the FBI asked for help from the public in tracking down the creators of the virus-bearing bugs. “We employ the latest technology and code analysis to direct us to potential sources, and I am confident that we will find the culprits,” FBI director Robert S. Mueller III said last week. The FBI’s Cyber Task Force is working with the Homeland Security Department and with state and local law enforcement to track down the perpetrators of the SoBig and MSBlaster worms. “Protecting the nation’s cyberinfrastructure is a top priority for the FBI,” Mueller said. Eleventh-hour efforts by security experts, Internet service providers and law enforcement apparently blocked the execution of a scheduled updating of the SoBig worm, but the code continues to pose a threat. Full Story

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