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Firms put the SWAT team on viruses

Ask the engineers at McAfee Security or Symantec Corp. whether they pay virus writers to keep their anti-virus companies in business, and you’ll get a hearty laugh. If only it were so, they say about one of the most common – and inaccurate –allegations in cyberspace. At least then they could control how hard they have to work to keep up with new outbreaks. They certainly wished that when MyDoom hit on Monday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. There was little sleep that night as top virus experts from companies around the world scrambled to squish the worm, which was quickly becoming the fastest spreading of all time. What happened next was a classic case of how anti-virus people work. Full Story

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