MyDoom virus, here to stay?

By Julio Franco
Jan 27, 2004
  1. The mass-mailing MyDoom virus has become the fastest spreading program to date and the damage could continue for months or years.

    The virulent program has flooded the Internet with e-mail messages bearing the program, doubling the time it takes most major Web sites to deliver a page. About one in every 12 messages being sent through the Internet contains the virus, said e-mail service provider MessageLabs. The previously most prevalent mass-mailing virus, called Sobig.F, only accounted for one out of every 17 e-mail messages.

    Read more: CNet News.
  2. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,926   +185

    Guess they missed the fact that the worm will be deactivated on February 12
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    The DDoS attack on SCO will end on Feb 12th, but the worm won't delete itself, so the possibilities for other attacks remain. At least that's how I understood it.
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Well, it didn't take long:
    MyDoom Variant Emerges, Targets Microsoft
    more here.
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