PR: SCO Sidesteps Attack with New Domain

The SCO Group, Inc. today announced it has put alternatives in
place for individuals wanting to access its company Web site. The
company is asking customers, resellers, developers, shareholders
and all other Web site visitors to use www.thescogroup.com as the
destination for the company’s Web site through the end of Feb. 12,
2004. The company is putting this alternative Web address in place
because the recently announced Mydoom or Novarg virus creates an
attack that is designed to prevent access to www.sco.com from Feb. 1 – 12, 2004.

“Security experts are calling Mydoom the largest virus attack
ever to hit the Internet, costing businesses and computer users
around the world in excess of $1 billion in lost productivity and
damage,” said Darl McBride, president and CEO, The SCO Group, Inc.
“Because one of its purposes is to interrupt access to the
www.sco.com Web site, we are taking steps to help our important
stakeholders continue to access the information, data and support
that they need from this new www.thescogroup.com Web site.”

The www.thescogroup.com Web site will provide visitors with all
of the accessibility and resources that they would normally have
when visiting www.sco.com. In addition, the company is including
links that point visitors to security vendors, including Network
Associates and Symantec, that will provide them with all of the
latest information on how to download software updates and protect
their PCs against the Mydoom virus.

“Increased traffic has already begun hitting www.sco.com in the
last couple of days,” said Jeff Carlon, director of worldwide IT
infrastructure, The SCO Group. “We expect hundreds of thousands of
attacks on www.sco.com because of these viruses. Starting on Feb. 1
and running through Feb. 12, SCO has developed layers of
contingency plans to communicate with our valued customers,
resellers, developers, partners and shareholders. The first step of
that plan is the implementation of www.thescogroup.com.”

Earlier this week, SCO announced that it is working with U.S.
law enforcement authorities including the U.S. Secret Service and
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to determine the identity of
the perpetrators of the Mydoom virus. The company also announced
that it has offered a reward of up to a total of $250,000 for
information leading to the arrest and conviction of the
individual(s) involved with the creation of the virus. Anyone with
credible information or leads should contact their local FBI

“We believe that Microsoft’s $250,000 reward in addition to the
$250,000 reward offered by SCO will significantly assist the FBI in
obtaining serious leads that may help catch the perpetrators of
this virus,” said McBride.

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