Responses to Back Orifice 2000

Trojan Horse bulletin: Back Orifice 2000 antidotes available

July 12, 1999

Anti-virus authors have released antidotes for Back Orifice 2000, a Trojan horse program unleashed at a hacker’s convention in Las Vegas.

Back Orifice has yet to do any damage. It has appeared on the Internet and a handful of disks contain it the BO2K were passed out.

The website appears to include source code for BO2K, which would make it easier for malicious hackers to create variants of Back Orifice 2000 that would be harder to detect. The source code also could be embedded in another application, such as computer games.

Read more about it in this article on C|Net.