Worm bits US Customs?



There is a report that a virus shut down the computer systems at US Customs. This made for long slow manual check for travelers entering the U.S. Thursday night is when this took place at a number of airports across the country. They say all has been restored to full capacity.



They were light on details, but I’m guessing this is one of the Zotob’s given that they’re the most actively spreading right now.

Update – The security Fix is looking at this as well, Brian has called to verify if this was Zotob, but hasn’t heard back.

He asks..

Am I the only one who’s nervous that the same system that is supposed to help stop terrorists from entering the country can be brought to its knees by a worm apparently created by a bunch of script-kiddies?

No, you’re not the only one. It REALLY worries me that Windows 2000 (and even XP for that matter) are used for SO many mission critical situations and that security is taken for granted in many of those cases.

I’m afraid the only thing that gave Zotob the coverage it had was it’s affect on CNN/ABCNEWS et al in the media. Unfortunately this event should be as big a story, but it will likely just be a footnote.

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