View Full Version : MyDoom variant attacks Microsoft.com

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29-01-04, 00:01
A variant of the prolific MyDoom worm which is programmed to attack both Microsoft.com and SCO's Web site has been unleashed. Like its predecessor, MyDoom-B spreads via email or the KaZaA file-sharing network. The worm made its first appearance this afternoon and is, so far, less common than MyDoom-A, according to Alex Shipp, senior AV technologist at mail filtering firm MessageLabs. AV vendors are still analysing the malware.

Denis Zenkin, of Russian AV outfit Kaspersky Labs, told El Reg that he is convinced the variant was released by the same person or group responsible for the original virus. Revamping a virus requires access to source code - which hasn't yet been published on virus-writing sites, according to Zenkin. Kaspersky also reckons MyDoom-B is probably using machines infected by the original virus to propagate, another factor which points to the same perpetrator being behind both attacks. AV vendors are in the process of updating protection to defend against the worm. For now probably the best advice is to treat unsolicited attachments with extreme scepticism.

www.theregister.co.uk (http://www.theregister.co.uk)

29-01-04, 02:17
I wonder if this is karma coming back to get Bill Gates. ;)

29-01-04, 02:19
Hahaha, that's a funny thought http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

29-01-04, 02:37
o **** so kazaa is unsafer?

29-01-04, 02:39
oops didn't know that word is censored, how bout bugga?

29-01-04, 02:40
i wouldn't mention that program if i were you http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

29-01-04, 03:21
That's kinda stupid IMO.

The first virus it attacks SCO right? Well SCO is a private law firm by Microsoft. Microsoft was(and maybe still is) a large owner of SCO stock. SCO and Microsoft have always been linked together.

The other thing:

SCO (Santa Cruz Operation, now known as Tarantella) sold its UNIX business to Caldera International. SCO changed its name to Tarantella and Caldera changed its name to The SCO Group. The litigous SCO Group is in reality a reinvented Caldera International, a well known LINUX developer and distribution.

MS did give SCO $1 billion dollars for licenses. I think most people believe it is really to undercut Linux claims to legitimacy.

29-01-04, 14:36
Originally posted by justin:
i wouldn't mention that program if i were you http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif why?

29-01-04, 14:54
I dunno, I just keep lids on that stuff in public eye http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif