SCO web site under DDoS attack as Sunday arrives in
MyDoom to become worst malware of all time;
Rising biodiversity issue
London, UK - 31 January 2004, 17:30 GMT - The number of MyDoom infections
worldwide is still doubling on Saturday as the malware shows no signs of subsiding
five days on from when it was originally first captured in Russia. In less
than one week following its initial discovery, MyDoom is now close to becoming
the most damaging malware of all time, rivalling the notoriety of SoBig achieved
over a few months in late 2003.
As Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Singapore and other Asian countries
have moved into Sunday, the SCO web site's steady bombardment by MyDoom infected
machines has already begun. As of 12:00 hours GMT, the SCO web site has been
intermittently accessible only. Ping requests have been timing out as parts
of the page have been taking over 10 minutes to download. As of 17:00 hours
GMT the www.sco.com web site is refusing to download completely. The attack
from MyDoom.b on Microsoft is not scheduled to start until Tuesday and their
web site appears to be working as normal for the moment.
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