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Viruses And The Russian Connection

As feared, MyDoom seems to come from Russia. Or does it? The Moscow Times quotes Kaspersky Labs as saying they used location-sensing software to trace the first e-mails infected with MyDoom back to addresses with Russian Internet providers. “It’s scary, but most serious viruses are written in Russia,” said Denis Zenkov, spokesman for Kaspersky, the country’s largest anti-virus software company. This is not the first. Russians have long been virus writers. Dumaru, Mimail and Stawin may have Russian origins. But what has changed in the last year or so, it seems, is the commercialisation of Russian virus writing. These viruses are no longer the productContinue readingViruses And The Russian Connection

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