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New Phatbot worm may be on the loose

A new variant of the Phatbot worm may be on the loose and attempting to attack SQL Server ports, according to a warning the SANS Institute issued Monday. Last month, Phatbot made the rounds, attacking Windows systems by acting as a Trojan horse. Phatbot would then link infected computers into an underground network for sending spam or launching other attacks. SANS is currently in the process of attempting to capture a full packet of data–or an executable file–for further analysis of Phatbot. The worm probes Transmission Control Protocol ports 2745, 1025, 3127, 6129, 5000, 80 and 1433, as well as Microsoft’s NetBIOS, according to the SANS report. Full Story

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