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The MyDoom.B virus threat will prove too weak to harm Microsoft

Microsoft is unlikely to suffer at the hands of MyDoom.B, according to security experts, although today is the day its Website is due to experience a DOS attack from MyDoom.B. Contrary to reports that Microsoft was next on the list after SCO to meet MyDoom in a massive DOS attack, antivirus vendors think that the B strain of MyDoom, which targets Microsoft’s web pages, has infected so few computers that it is unlikely to be able to muster much of an army. As we reported, on 28 January, when MyDoom.B was first detected, Paul Wood, Chief Information Security Analyst at MessageLabs, told us: ‘We have only seen low numbers thus far of MyDoom.B, fewer than 100 copies even.’ Full Story

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