MyDoom variant erases files

By Julio Franco
Feb 25, 2004
  1. A new variant of the MyDoom virus was discovered last week, reports indicate that the worm is still spreading and actively deleting files from victims' computers:

    The variant, dubbed Mydoom.F, not only tries to perform a distributed denial-of-service attack on the Web sites of Microsoft Corp. and the Recording Industry Association of America, but has a destructive payload that deletes document and picture files, according to researchers at Helsinki's F-Secure Corp.
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