SCO offers $250,000 bounty

By on January 28, 2004, 1:33 AM
The controversial SCO Group has offered $250,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or group responsible for creating the MyDoom virus.

The company also said Tuesday that it is working with U.S. Secret Service and FBI to identify the author of the virus. Also known as Novarg and Mimail.R, MyDoom spread quickly across the Internet Monday, traveling as an e-mail attachment and infecting PCs whose users opened the file. The program instructs infected PCs to send data to SCO's Web server from Feb. 1 to Feb. 12, essentially flooding the Web site and making it inaccessible.

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Masque said:
Man, they must want this guy pretty bad. While I admire his resolve in making his "bad" feelings known, I don't agree with the method. Takes too many people down. :(
Per Hansson said:
Hmm, perhaps I should install that virus on my PC's and participate... ;-) /JKBTW; someone already broke out the champagne and started a DDOS attack, check [url]www.netcraft.com[/url]
StormBringer said:
[quote][i]Originally posted by Per Hansson [/i]Hmm, perhaps I should install that virus on my PC's and participate... ;-) /JK[/quote] I was thinking the same thing, hehon a related not, I read recently that SCO is about to start suing companies that use and support Linux, starting with Google, and individual users will be next.
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