Sasser Fizzles Out as Search for Culprits Heats Up

“…It is still a mystery where Sasser originated, and it may remain a mystery, says [Alfred] Huger, [senior director of engineering, Symantec]. ‘[Tracing] doesn’t happen very successfully with worms of this nature.’

Sasser affected Windows 2000 and Windows XP computers and bypassed Windows 98, ME and NT systems. Microsoft has announced that it is working closely with law-enforcement agencies, including the Northwest CyberCrime Taskforce (a joint effort between the FBI and U.S. Secret Service) and Interpol.”