Counting the cost of Slammer

Submitted by jbreland on Fri, 01/31/2003 - 18:42

jbreland (not verified)

Fri, 01/31/2003 - 18:46

you mean, do we wonder if it could possibly be the wonderously stable and secure Microsoft Windows operating systems, running the legendary MSSQL Server, which has won every award available for performance and reliability?

Nah... Not much to wonder about. :-) Damn MS crap. I can't even get my badge made at work becuase the one and only computer that can make them got "slammed." Sigh.

According to this c|net article, on Thursday, London-based market intelligence firm Mi2g said that the worm caused between $950 million and $1.2 billion in lost productivity in its first five days worldwide. That puts the worm at No. 9 on the company's list of the most costly malicious code, behind the likes of the Code Red worm, with its average of $2.6 billion in productivity loss; the LoveLetter virus, with $8.8 billion; and the Klez virus, with $9.0 billion.

And you wonder what systems the majority of these viruses are infecting :P