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Karl Forster
Lockstep Systems, Inc.
Phone  +1.480.596.9432  


Phoenix, Arizona USA, 8 August, 2001 - - Lockstep Systems, Inc. today announced that its web site protection utility, WebAgain, can automatically repair the damage to a web site after a hacker takes advantage of the Code Red II virus on an infected web server.

The Code Red II virus, which was discovered on August 4, 2001, opens the door for hackers to deface 100,000s of web sites.  Code Red II exploits a known error in web servers running Microsoft’s IIS in order to install a silent Trojan horse on the web server.  This Trojan horse gives a hacker full access to the web servers’ hard drives and the virus is self-propagating.   According to eWeek, there may be anywhere from 150,000 to 400,000 servers already infected with the worm.

Hackers utilizing the Trojan horse installed by the Code Red II virus can easily deface all of the web sites hosted on these servers.  Because the worm is silent, the webmaster may not even know the servers are infected until their web site is defaced by a hacker taking advantage of this secretly installed back door.

“If every webmaster had WebAgain installed to protect their web site, they would not need to worry about repairing website defacement caused as a result of the Code Red II virus.  WebAgain would fix it automatically,” said Karl Forster, President of Lockstep Systems, Inc.  “WebAgain is designed to provide corporations with the ultimate response to a hacking incident.  It automatically returns your web site to its original, intended state, protecting your corporate message and minimizing downtime.  Since the Code Red II Virus is silent, WebAgain may be the webmasters’ first alert that they have been infected.”

WebAgain is the patent-pending web site defacement correction utility that recently received a “Best Buy” rating from SC Magazine.  By systematically monitoring the web site for any alterations, WebAgain can immediately detect when the web site has been defaced.  WebAgain will restore the original files to the web site as well as Quarantine the hacked files, all without taking the site offline.  WebAgain is a Windows NT/2000 utility that can protect web sites hosted on any platform, at any location.  WebAgain also sends email notifications to webmasters detailing the defacement and subsequent repair it performed.

About Lockstep Systems, Inc.
Lockstep Systems, Inc., a privately held corporation, was founded in 1999 to develop and market e-continuity software utilities designed to ensure the integrity and continuity of electronic data for Internet presence companies. Lockstep Systems, Inc., P.O. Box 4662, Scottsdale, Arizona (AZ) 85261 USA. Telephone +1.480.596.9432.  Web site URL: Questions and comments are welcome via e-mail addressed to “”.

Note: Lockstep Systems and WebAgain are trademarks of Lockstep Systems, Inc. All other products mentioned are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers.