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Witty worm overwrites hard disks

Flaw in Internet Security Systems products could allow worm to fill drives with junk data. A new worm that damages data and crashes systems is spreading via a weakness in some Internet Security Systems (ISS) products. The Witty A worm is similar to Blaster in that it spreads automatically without infected emails or attachments being opened. It is highly destructive and overwrites hard disk sectors with junk data.Users of ISS’ BlackICE Defender and RealSecure firewalls who have not patched their systems in the past week are at risk. Full Story

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