Sat Jan 25 18:19:08 PST 2003 — Update on the worm #2. We have been filtering the spread of the worm on ingress and egress from our network for most of the day and appear to have stopped the spread of the infection inside of our network. All infected users have been contacted. Over the course of the day we have had a few brief outages related to the worm. None of them lasted for more than a few minutes.
This Event was entirely avoidable. The patches which fix the bug in the MS SQL service have been available for some time. The entire Sonic staff urges our users to keep their workstations and servers properly patched according to their vendor’s recommendations. In doing so, we can all help prevent something like this from happening again. -Kelsey