January 5, 2009

Shai-Hulud 2009

Today is the very first working day of the year. I got to the office, booted up my notebook, and two minutes later, Windows crashed.

Reboot, crash.

Reboot, crash.

Hmm, I rebooted again and quickly looked at my firewall, and saw a number of machines trying to connect to port 139. Crash.

I rebooted again, and quickly enabled the Windows Firewall. No crashes this time. I looked at my firewall again, and noticed almost every other computer on the LAN are doing funny things on port 139. And my phone started ringing from users calling in about their computers crashing.

A few more seconds later, my servers started doing funny things on port 53.

Oh my, 2009 is turning out to be pretty bad so far.

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