[Dshield] XBOX virus?

TRushing@hollandco.com TRushing at hollandco.com
Mon Jun 14 15:51:14 GMT 2004

list-bounces at lists.dshield.org wrote on 06/14/2004 10:14:07 AM:

> Willing to bet the employee has put linux on his xbox.  Then once the
> employee was connect they tried to connect to an irc server to check the
> connection.

Possible, but I doubt it.  The employee I was thinking of would not be 
technical enough to try something like this.  However, it was not them. 
They do not have an Xbox (and I believe him) and he was out in the field 
when the event happened.

It may be a mystery that is never solved, but given that whoever it was 
will likely connect again, I'd really like to know more about XBox and 

Anybod know if there is an irc honeypot out there?  I'm wondering if I 
could have the firewall redirect all requests for irc channels inside the 
network to something I set up so that I could watch what the boxes do once 
connected.  I'd obviously need something that could pretend to be any host 
and would claim to have any channel open that they requested, but I don't 
even know enough about irc to know if a virus connected box automatically 
connects to a preconfigured channel or if it first asks for a list of 
available channels.

             ---Tim Rushing

P.S.  As someone else pointed out in private e-mail, I did a lousy job of 
obfuscating the hostname in the original post.

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