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Good-guy hackers and other infosec anomalies

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September 10, 2012
Cyber Security
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“We’re always hearing about the current trends in the threat landscape, and they’re always the same. So, for a change, let’s hear about some of the anomalies.

Take, for example, the sudden demise of the SQL Slammer worm. Once the scourge of the internet, about a year ago SQL Slammer suddenly all but vanished. Some speculate that a good-guy hacker or hackers cleaned it up.

‘There are folks out there that break into systems specifically for the reason of fixing them up,’ said Michael Montecillo, a threat research and intelligence principal with IBM Security Services.”

Source: Good-guy hackers and other infosec anomalies | ZDNet


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