New MyDoom contains virus DIY info

By Derek Sooman on September 16, 2004, 12:48 PM
"It's like they wanted to help us, which is weird." - F-Secure.

The writers of the latest MyDoom worm have been particularly thoughtful - they have included a a photo of suspected Netsky worm writer Sven Jaschan and a description of the worm itself. The information supplied contains a detailed account of what MyDoom.Y does and how it works. Its almost like the virus writers wanted to help anti-virus companies to defeat the worm - something anti-virus vendors find totally X-Files.

In addition to the picture and the instructions, there are also two signatures, Nemog and Zincite. It remains to be seen whether these are plants or not. MyDoom has been declared the worst virus ever.

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