Issue No. 02 - March/April (2005 vol. 3)
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Elias Levy , Symantec
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
E. Levy, "Worm Propagation and Generic Attacks," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 3, no. , pp. 63-65, 2005.