I wish you the joy of the worm.
—William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, 1606–1607
So, highly destructive worms might be on the way. Computer investigations around the world are turning up several of these major themes in new attack tools, and attackers in the computer underground are discussing these items on publicly accessible Web sites and chat systems. Beyond mere conceptual ideas, much of the source code for constructing superworms is readily available in parts scattered around the Internet. It's just a matter of time before someone takes the parts off the shelf, assembles them, and unleashes a superworm. How can we counter this threat?
The White Worm, in her own proper shape, certainly has great facilities ...