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Increase in Port 9898 scans

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FYI...from the Internet Storm Center:


- http://isc.sans.org/diary.php?date=2004-06-23

Updated June 23rd 2004 22:30 UTC


Scanning for Dabber


Over the past couple of days there has been a large rise in port 9898 activity reported ( http://www.dshield.org/port_report.php?port=9898 ). The Dabber worm (which rides in on the coattails of Sasser) opens a listener on port 9898, which is then probed by the attacking system to confirm its success. We're unaware of any "counter-counter" worm that is looking for Dabber backdoors, but I have seen a significant rise in scanning for it, as well...Likely, someone is harvesting lists for later use..."

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