[Dshield] MyDoom-A/B

Rick Klinge rick at jaray.net
Mon Feb 2 15:10:57 GMT 2004


Well I would best guess that Russia was just the target or patsy .. Not the
originators of the Virus.  I would agree on your synopsis though.  BTW,
Since when did sco convert to tarantella?

~Rick

> On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 05:12:03AM -0800, Pete Cap wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 05:12:03 -0800 (PST)
> > From: Pete Cap <peteoutside at yahoo.com>
> > Subject: Re: [Dshield] MyDoom-A/B
> > To: General DShield Discussion List <list at dshield.org>
> > 
> > John,
> > 
> > Think sneakier.
> > SCO is claiming that the Open Source community in general 
> represents a 
> > threat to truth, justice, and the American Way.  They want 
> to paint a 
> > picture of Linux users as renegades who do not care for standard 
> > business practices.  With this in mind it would make sense 
> for them to 
> > release a "pro-Linux / anti-SCO" virus and target themselves.
> > 
> > Did anyone else hear that the code contains some message along the 
> > lines of "Sorry, nothing personal, I'm just doing my job."
> > 
> > Is the author that much of a jerk, or was he paid to write this?
> >  
> > Hmm...
> 
> One line of thinking is that the real purpose of 
> MyDoom/novarg is to set up backdoored zombies that can be 
> used at a later date to send spam.
> 
> The apparent Russian origin has some thinking that Russian 
> organized crime is somehow involved.
> 
> SCO (and the resulting Linux connection) is just a smokescreen.
> 
> If there is such a phrase in the source code, it may be that 
> someone did write MyDoom for pay...
> 
> 
> 
> - John
> -- 
> "Mad cow? You'd be mad too, if someone was trying to eat you."
> 

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