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A Kid Released Worm That Attacked Microsoft Web Site

Date: March 03, 2005
Source: Computer Crime Research Center
By: CCRC staff

A second person, a juvenile, has been sentenced in connection with the release of a computer worm in August 2003 that attacked the same vulnerability in computer software as the Blaster worm did. The worm -- often referred to as the RPCSDBOT worm -- directed infected computers to log in on a computer (i.e., an Internet Relay Chat channel) that the juvenile controlled. On August 14, 2003, the juvenile directed the infected computers to launch a distributed denial of service attack against Microsoft's main web site causing the site to shutdown and thus became inaccessible to the public for approximately four hours. The juvenile was 14 years old when the activity occurred.

The juvenile pleaded guilty in November 2004, to an act of juvenile delinquency, under the Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act, Title 18, United States Code, Section 5032, because he intentionally caused damage and attempted to cause damage to protected computers, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1030(a)(5)(A)(i), 1030(a)(5)(B)(i), 1030(b), and 1030(c)(4)(A), and Section 2.

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