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It's Not Magic, It's Work!

07 Jan 2009

Worms for Windows

For the last few days we have been having problems at work, after a worm attacked an exposed Windows server, then worked it's way round the rest of the Windows infrastructure. The admins have been running round patching and rebooting boxes in a vain attempt to keep systems up and usable.

It's very annoying to find things not working that are important. It's made worse by the fact that quite a few things don't work on reboot, the service needs to be manually restarted before it actually starts to work... and don't get me started on the insanity of continuing to use core machines that have compromised by some external agent without restoring from known clean backup...