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New MyDoom Virus Packs a Wallop

The most virulent e-mail virus ever is continuing its romp through the e-mail in-boxes and the alphabet with the recent release of MyDoom.F. The good news is that MyDoom.F is infecting far fewer computer users than its predecessors did, according to security experts. The bad news: MyDoom.F packs an even nastier punch than its older siblings. MyDoom.F deletes files from infected machines as well as leaving them open to malicious hack attacks, as previous versions of MyDoom did. Infected systems harbor a backdoor that allows malicious hackers to remotely access and control infected machines, which can then be used to spew spam or launch denial-of-service attacks. Security experts believe that MyDoom.F was not authored by the coder who created the original MyDoom worm and its earlier variants. Previous versions of the worm carried a note to or from “Andy,” and an apology for releasing the virus. MyDoom.F’s code has a line that reads: “I am ‘Irony,’ made by jxq7==-.” Full Story

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