Tag Archives: Netsky

Are The Worm Wars Over?

By | May 9, 2004

German police on Friday arrested two men: an 18-year old man in Rotenburg in connection with the Sasser worm, and a 21-year old who confessed to creating a bot called Agobot or Phatbot. A lot of folk believe the gang responsible for the Sasser worm may also be responsible for the Netsky worms, which have been infecting computer… 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 »

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 »

Do Anti-Virus Companies Love Viruses?

By | March 3, 2004

Are anti-virus companies behind the viruses? Avecho, Britain’s ‘complete worry-free mail service’, reckons “the world needs to wake up to the fact that the anti-virus industry is not an anti-virus industry, it is a definition-selling industry and they just love these viruses. The more afraid you are, the more money you spend with them.” This problem is solvable,… Read More »