359,000 Computers Infected

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red house

Code Red was a computer virus that used the new interconnectedness of computers and a weakness in the windows software called a buffer overflow to infect a huge number of machines. The payload of the worm ran on a monthly basis. Days 1-19: Trying to spread itself by looking for more IIS servers on the Internet. Days 20–27: Launch denial of service attacks on several fixed IP addresses. The IP address of the White House web server was among those. Days 28-end of month: Sleeps, no active attacks.