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Netsky author signs off

The latest variant of the Netsky worm, which is the eleventh in less than a month, will be the last, according to a coded message from the worm’s author. Netsky.K was discovered on Monday and security researchers found an unexpected message from the author within its code; although the authors of Netsky, Bagle and MyDoom have been engaged in a flame war for the past couple of weeks, this latest variant differs because it not only contains the usual insults to other virus writers, but also a message saying this would be the last Netsky variant. Although the Netsky worm has caused misery for users, it is not malicious in the same way as Bagle and MyDoom, which have been designed for the sole purpose of transforming unprotected PCs into an army of spam senders. Recent versions of Netsky have actually attacked and removed the Bagle worm and the author of Netsky refers to his team as “antivirus” writers. Full Story

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