Computer users and security experts battled to curb the spread of the Mydoom computer worm amid concerns of serious after-effects from the worst Internet epidemic ever. The original Mydoom bug was still propagating worldwide along with a variant called Mydoom.B that some said could be more dangerous but may not be spreading as quickly. “This is the fastest spreading worm in Internet history. It’s apparent to us that even with the broad media and industry attention, e-mails users will continue to fall victim to the worm,” said Scott Chasin, chief technology officer at MX Logic, a US-based security firm. “At this point, we still have not seen the peak of the worm’s infection. It will be interesting to see what happens over the next few days, especially after the first of February when the worm is expected to execute its denial-of-service payload.” Full Story
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