[Dshield] Time limits on virii
rick at jaray.net
Sun Feb 29 00:14:49 GMT 2004
> Ok, so I'm sitting here reading about Bagle.D and notice that
> this worm, like many others is set to deactivate after a
> certain date, March 14th, 2004 in this case.
> So let me ask this. If I'm a virus writer, why would I want
> my bug to deactivate after a certain date? What's the
> advantage to me? What purpose does deactivating fulfill?
IMHO I believe that most of those are copy cat type of viri.. Where the
hacker doesn't know how to code..
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