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WANK/OILZ worm

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Definition Edit

The WANK/OILZ worm in 1989 "was an automated attack on VMS systems attached to the Internet. It exploited vulnerabilities in widely distributed programs such as the sendmail program."[1]

Overview Edit

It was used against NASA in 1989 to protest the Galileo space probe, which was fuelled with radioactive plutonium.

References Edit

  1. US-CERT, "Security of the Internet" (full-text).

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