More on MyDoom Virus
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
"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
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..."