Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/1999/07/08/back_orifice_2000_shows_its/

Back Orifice 2000 shows its face

Virus will probe your hidden depths and expose you to a watching world

By Linda Harrison

Posted in Business, 8th July 1999 17:15 GMT

A new bug is set to plague our PCs from the rear with the unlikely name of Back Orifice 2000. This is a new version of the Back Orifice backdoor trojan virus, according Data Fellows, the developers of anti-virus and encryption software. Written by the Cult of The Dead Cow (did we just enter the twilight zone?), the BO2K lets outsiders access and change any information on Windows 95, 98 or NT machines. This can be done on a network or via a remote link through an invisible server programme. Outsiders can also spy on what users are doing. BO2K is expected to be revealed during the Def Con 7 conference in Las Vegas this month, and should be released a couple of weeks later by the Cult. Until then, keep your backs against the wall. ®