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Jan 28, 2004, 21:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Husted, James Ogley)

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Latest Worm Has Professional Twist

"What worries computer experts the most is the fact that MyDoom is an example of a new breed of professionally created worms that are more difficult to detect and move faster. These better-built worms also are used by criminals to turn a profit.

"Experts say the creation of MyDoom was almost certainly funded by e-mail spammers. The worm takes possession of a computer--either at a home or one used in business--and turns the machine into a remotely controlled robot programmed to send spam e-mail messages..."

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Rubber Turnip: MyDoom - I'm Very Sorry

[ Thanks to James Ogley for this link. ]

"I'm the guy who posted the anonymous comment on Slashdot that is rapidly becoming famous, in response to the news that MyDoom will attack SCO's website, I commented 'Quick, disable your AV software, and get some Windows boxes on the internet!' The message quickly got modded up to +5 (Funny) and then back down to zero through a combination of Troll and Flamebait mods.

"This comment has subsequently been quoted in a story on eWeek, where it has been utterly taken out of context..."

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