Issue No.02 - March/April (2005 vol.3)
Elias Levy , Symantec
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2005.57
This past December, a new family of worms was discovered. The family, Santy, attacked Web applications written in the PHP scripting language. Santy is interesting for two reasons: First, its worms used Web search engines to locate likely targets; second, a Santy variant exploited a generic flaw in PHP applications, rather than a specific vulnerability.
Santy, worms, virus, Web applications
Elias Levy, "Worm Propagation and Generic Attacks", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.3, no. 2, pp. 63-65, March/April 2005, doi:10.1109/MSP.2005.57