Nov 04 2008

Chinese hacker authored worm?

Published by at 5:22 am under Chinese Malware

From SC Magazine on new Microsoft worm:

Microsoft rushed out the emergency patch on the 24th October, however the Wecorl worm has now been circulated. Kevin Haley, a director with Symantec’s security response team, claimed that the worm may have originated in China as it appeared to target Chinese language versions of Windows 2000.

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2 Responses to “Chinese hacker authored worm?”

  1. Security4allon 06 Nov 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Why would a chinese hacker make a worm that targets only Chinese version of Windows. Wouldn’t it be just the opposite?

  2. Teri Bidwellon 06 Nov 2008 at 4:48 pm

    @security4all: October 20 was the day Microsoft started it’s anti-piracy program that blacked out the wallpaper on pirated versions of Windows in China.

    My bet is that they are related due to the timing.