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McAfee sluit deur voor variant Code Red worm

Datum nieuwsfeit: 06-08-2001
Bron: Ingezonden persbericht
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Aan de redactie:

Dit weekend is een nieuwe variant van de Code Red worm ontdekt, de zogenaamde Code Red Trojan. De worm installeert ook een 'backdoor Trojan' op de geïnfecteerde machine. Dit is een programma dat een hacker volledige toegang en controle geeft over de geïnfecteerde machine. Daarnaast werkt deze worm sneller en zal hij zich waarschijnlijk sterker verspreiden dan de eerste versie.

De worm vormt een risico voor bedrijven die gebruik maken van ISS servers die nog niet ge-update zijn met de patch van Microsoft. McAfee biedt als eerste anti-virusbedrijf opsporing en verwijdering van deze Code Red Trojan.

Meer informatie is te vinden in onderstaand persbericht. Daarnaast is Marius van Oers, lid van het McAfee AVERT team beschikbaar voor telefonische toelichting op deze worm en de mogelijke beschermende maatregelen. Als u met hem wilt spreken, neem dan contact op met Suzanne van Donge, Marketing Manager Benelux. Zij is te bereiken op +31 (0)20 586 6215.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Ezra van Tiel
Applied Communications
T: +31 20 531 3738
E: (ezra@appliedcom.com)


- PERSBERICHT -

McAfee Closes Back Door on New Code Red Variant
McAfee's Advanced Anti-Virus Scanning Technology Detects and Removes Code Red "Back Door" on Infected Systems

SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 6, 2001 - McAfee, a division of Network Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETA), today announced detection and removal of the "back door" Trojan that infects servers vulnerable to the recently discovered Code Red variant. McAfee anti-virus products (www.mcafeeb2b.com) are able to detect and remove the "back door" Trojan that is transported by the Code Red variant.

"We see a need to make customers aware of the need to update their anti-virus software as well as deleting the Trojan, which opens a potentially dangerous 'back door' to your system," said Michael Callahan, director of product marketing for McAfee. "For organizations who did not update prior to the new Code Red variant, it is still critical to secure their environment from the 'back door' Trojan using McAfee products."

Working around the clock, researchers at McAfee AVERT (Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team) have quickly developed the necessary virus definition updates that detect and remove the "back door." This includes the removal of the primary associated registry changes, ensuring that the "back door" cannot be used and the machine is no longer vulnerable to the Code Red Trojan. AVERT is one of the top-ranked anti-virus research organizations in the world, employing more than 90 researchers in offices on five continents.

Cure
Immediate information and cure for this virus can be found online at the McAfee AVERT site at vil.nai.com/vil/virusSummary.asp?virus_k=99177. McAfee anti-virus users should update their systems from that page and use the 4.1.00 or later scanning engine to stop potential damage.

McAfee is a division of Network Associates, Inc. that protects e-businesses from security breaches and virus attacks. McAfee has aggressively focused on the burgeoning mobile and wireless marketplace, developing the VirusScan Wireless family of products. McAfee is also actively addressing the service provider market through McAfee ASaP, which offers Internet security and virus protection. All McAfee products are backed by the world's leading anti-virus research organization, McAfee AVERT (Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team), the team which first identified Melissa, Bubbleboy and Phage, the first wireless virus. For more information, visit www.mcafeeb2b.com or www.mcafeeasap.com.

With headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Network Associates, Inc. is a leading supplier of security and availability solutions for e-businesses. Network Associates is comprised of four product groups: McAfee, delivering world class anti-virus products; PGP Security, providing firewall, intrusion detection and encryption products; Sniffer Technologies, a leader in network and application management; and Magic Solutions, providing web-based service desk solutions. For more information, visit www.nai.com.

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NOTE: Network Associates, McAfee, PGP, Sniffer, VirusScan, WebShield, NetShield, GroupShield, PrimeSupport, Enterprise SecureCast and Magic Solutions are registered trademarks of Network Associates, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.

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