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MyDoom Knocks Down SCO Web Site

The MyDoom Internet worm on Sunday knocked down the Web site of a small software company by bombarding it with a flood of data as Microsoft Corp. prepared for a similar, planned attack by the virus-like program this week. The SCO Group Inc., a software company that has drawn the ire of Linux advocates for trying to collect license fees for the freely available software system, confirmed MyDoom had knocked its Web site, http://www.sco.com, out of commission. After defending the site in the early stage of the attack, SCO shut its site down entirely. “Rather than try to continue to fight, we felt it was more advantageous to bring the site down and make that bandwidth available or other users,” said SCO spokesman Blake Stowell, adding that the company would get the site up and running again on Monday. Full Story

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