Thursday, March 29, 2007

China: Author Apologizes But Fails to Fix Panda Worm

Robert McMillan writes on InfoWorld:

The accused mastermind behind the Panda Burning Incense worm has not done a very good job of making amends, according to security vendor Symantec.

Li Jun, a 25 year-old man from Wuhan, in central China, was arrested last month for allegedly selling copies of Panda. He is the first man to be arrested in China for virus-writing, according to China's Xinhua state news agency.

In an effort to make an example of Li, state police said they made Li write software that would remove the worm, but after analyzing the software, Symantec says this program fails to undo many of the file and registry changes made by Panda. Worse, it is completely ineffective against some variants of the malware.

More here.


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