Zotob and Variants
I’ve been reading the massive press coverage about Zotob (technical details are here, here, and here), and can’t figure out what the big deal is about. Yes, it propagates in Windows 2000 without user intervention, which is always nastier. It uses a Microsoft plug-and-play vulnerability, which is somewhat interesting. But the only reason I can think of that CNN did rolling coverage on it is that CNN was hit by it.