NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, August 12, 2013

Blaster - 3654 Days Later Posted by Sean @ 10:30 GMT

Yesterday was Blaster's 10th anniversary. Do you remember where you were on August 11, 2003?

Mikko remembers (and he still has the related press release [PDF]).

World's First RPC Worm

Numerous organizations, including several banks and airlines, suffered serious disruptions because of Blaster which caused affected computers to reboot continuously. Can you imagine the difficulties that would cause today?

Vanity Fair's The Code Warrior, circa January 2004, offers a very entertaining long read on the topic.