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Online Jubilation About MyDoom's SCO Attack

While the recent outbreak of the MyDoom email worm (known variously as W32/Novarg.A, W32/Shimg, orW32/Mimail.R) appears to be wreaking havoc in email systems around the world, the reaction across the web, in community discussion boards, to the potential denial-of-service (DoS) attack on the SCO’s website ranges from cathartic to reactionary. The SCO attack, according to a report from Trend Micro, will come in the form of a DoS flood targeted at www.sco.com. When an infected PC’s system date falls between February 1st, 2004 and February 12th, 2004, the virus reportedly will flood that website with worthless traffic in an attempt to knock it offline. Reactions on Slashdot, arguably the largest discussion board for technophiles, displayed a cathartic wave of pleasure, “Finally a worthwhile virus!” exclaims one poster. While another adds, “So, uh where can I download a copy?” Full Story

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