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 Post subject: Microsoft attack worm rides on the back of MyDoom
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 9:13 am 
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and the beat goes on...


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/07/28 ... es_mydoom/


By John Leyden
Published Wednesday 28th July 2004 09:13 GMT


"Finnish anti-virus firm F-Secure is reporting the spread of a new worm, Zindos, which works together with MyDoom. Zindos-A is now hitching a ride on the back of the MyDoom, using the infected machine lists and the backdoors prepared by MyDoom-M, to spread. Zindos's payload includes a denial of service attack on www.microsoft.com. Once Zindos has infected a machine it causes the machine to request the http://www.microsoft.com/ domain in an infinite loop, with 50ms delays. This behaviour could help to explain the difficulties some Reg experienced visiting the software giant's website earlier this week."


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Well, putting a positive spin on things, it's good to see that virus writers are paying attention to software engineering techniques and writing modular code.


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Gadget wrote:
Well, putting a positive spin on things, it's good to see that virus writers are paying attention to software engineering techniques and writing modular code.



and keeping them employed too :D


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