Friday, March 02, 2007

Panda Virus in China


The recent Panda Virus (熊猫烧香) is creating quite a stir in China. Our factory is heavily hit by this virus and it is very costly for us. A portion of our ERP is down and cleaning is very complicated. A source code of the virus can be found in akykia's blog. The virus was originally started in mid Feburary before the Chinese New Year, and it has spread very quickly around China. Some reported that the virus has undergone mutation to an even more deadly virus. It is believed that the virus will expand itself from the port 139/145 on the same network. Therefore please block those ports appropriately. There are independent fix for this virus on most of the big china anti virus websites. However, make sure to disconnect your computer before trying to fix it.