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MyDoom targets SCO site

The virus was spread last week by e-mail and caused infected computers to launch the electronic attack against SCO (a Utah software company), which has been targeted at least twice this year with such attacks because of its threats to sue users of the Linux operating system in an intellectual property dispute.

“It’s on the scale of hundreds of thousands of computers, all trying to access www.sco.com all at the same time, several times a minute,” SCO spokesman Mr. Stowell said. “Our capacity to be able to handle that amount of bandwidth, or the number of requests coming in, was completely saturated.”

On Tuesday, Lindon, Utah-based SCO announced a $250,000 (U.S.) reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Mydoom’s creator. Mr. Stowell said the company believes someone within the Linux community is behind the worm.

The attack is programmed to continue on SCO’s website until Feb. 12, according to messages left inside the virus’ code.

Written February 2nd, 2004 by | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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MyDoom targets SCO site

The virus was spread last week by e-mail and caused infected computers to launch the electronic attack against SCO (a Utah software company), which has been targeted at least twice this year with such attacks because of its threats to sue users of the Linux operating system in an intellectual property dispute.

“It’s on the scale of hundreds of thousands of computers, all trying to access www.sco.com all at the same time, several times a minute,” SCO spokesman Mr. Stowell said. “Our capacity to be able to handle that amount of bandwidth, or the number of requests coming in, was completely saturated.”

On Tuesday, Lindon, Utah-based SCO announced a $250,000 (U.S.) reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Mydoom’s creator. Mr. Stowell said the company believes someone within the Linux community is behind the worm.

The attack is programmed to continue on SCO’s website until Feb. 12, according to messages left inside the virus’ code.

Written February 2nd, 2004 by | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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