Tag Archives: Mydoom

Beware Evaman

By | July 5, 2004

The Sydney Morning Herald is warning of a new Doomsday with ”a new internet virus is expected to clog mail servers, cause severe slowdown and wreak financial damage as it spreads rapidly around the world when businesses return to work today”. It is a mass-mailer worm called Evaman, and Symantec is likening it to MyDoom, using a false email… Read More »

More On Korgo

By | May 31, 2004

More on the phishing worm I mentioned in a previous post. Mikko H. Hypponen of F-Secure has passed on a little more information. He says it’s “pretty big, but still far away from outbreaks like Sasser or Mydoom”. So far “at least 50,000 machines are infected worldwide, possibly more”. He says Korgo does “specifically target at least three… Read More »

Virus Writers As Spotty Juveniles Or Hardened Criminals? Take Your Pick

By | March 9, 2004

Was the recent virus war just between kids, or something more sinister?   Mi2g, the British Internet security consultants, reckon not. “Upon analysing the juvenile dialogue between the malware writers of NetSky, Bagle and MyDoom it has been prematurely concluded by a range of commentators that this is a turf war between teenagers or college students seeking global notoriety.  Whilst script kiddies are active… Read More »

A New Trick To Lure The Unwary?

By | March 4, 2004

I don’t know whether this is new or not, but I ain’t seen it before. Could virus senders be making use of a new social engineering tweak? The problem, it seems to me is that a lot of anti-virus manufacturers and system administrators insist on including automated alerts which supposedly inform users when their email addresses are being… Read More »

The Virus Turf War

By | March 3, 2004

More on who’s behind the latest wave of virus attacks. Mary Landesman of About.com looks at text strings contained in the viruses of Bagle (sometimes Bagel) and MyDoom to show how ”a battle is waging between three groups of virus writers, each attempting to prove superiority over the other.” It’s a very good piece. But it’s not quite that… Read More »