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Re: Symantec detected Slammer worm "hours" before

  • From: William Warren
  • Date: Thu Feb 13 12:22:16 2003

really? wow then according to their press release none of their Deepsight customers were compromised because of this early warning? I bet that can be debunked fairly quickly. Let's se what falls out of the busy once it is shaken a bit.

Stephen J. Wilcox wrote:
I saw this mentioned in an article a day or two after the attack.

Clearly they are wrong about this (lying or mistaken), for as you say the speed
of propogation means that a single infected host would have infected the whole
internet in minutes which means we all see the first packets at almost exactly
the same time.

From the context it is written below, this seems a cheap stunt to promote their


On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, Sean Donelan wrote:

Wow, Symantec is making an amazing claim.  They were able to detect
the slammer worm "hours" before.  Did anyone receive early alerts from
Symantec about the SQL slammer worm hours earlier?  Academics have
estimated the worm spread world-wide, and reached its maximum scanning
rate in less than 10 minutes.

I assume Symantec has some data to back up their claim.
 "For example, the DeepSight Threat Management System discovered the
 Slammer worm hours before it began rapidly propagating. Symantec's
 DeepSight Threat Management System then delivered timely alerts and
 procedures, enabling administrators to protect against the attack
 before their environment was compromised."

May God Bless you and everything you touch.

My "foundation" verse:
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

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