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Javascript Worm Now Attacking SQL Servers Worldwide

Posted on 09 June 2002 by Demian Turner

Spida (js.spida.b.worm, also known as Double Tap and SQLSnake) is an Internet worm now attacking Microsoft SQL servers worldwide.

Written in JavaScript, Spida actively scans port 1433 for access into systems with blank system administrator accounts.

According to the SANS Institute, a computer research organization, system administrators began noticing an upsurge in scans on port 1433, which is used by Microsoft’s SQL servers, on Monday, May 20, 2002. Within the first 12 hours, the number of scanned and infected systems rose sharply to more than 1,600, and those systems are now scanning for others on the Internet.

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