MyDoom strengthens over weekend; suffers effects

“The virulent MyDoom.b worm’s attack on is beginning to gather strength, reports mi2g. The worm was programmed to begin attacking the software giant’s site February 3. Though that date passed with no discernible Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, the assault has gathered strength over the weekend, the security consultants revealed this morning,” Macworld UK reports.

“‘Microsoft’s site has been intermittently inaccessible on a few occasions from major North American, European and Asian cities on Saturday and Sunday as MyDoom continued to spread relentlessly and MyDoom.b upgraded MyDoom.a infected machines,’ mi2g warns,” Macworld UK reports. “The MyDoom.b attack is


  1. yeah, those obnoxious emails trickle into the spam box of Mail at about 10 per hour. almost makes me wish for some Nigeria Scam spams for a change ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  2. Other than seeing on how many other’s email lists I am on, this myDoom is getting tired. Although my filters are correctly deleting all the infected emails, it’s fun to see the “most secure operating system” suffer at the hands of a simple email worm…oh wait, haven’t we seen this before…The horror, the horror.

    On a side note, I thought it was really cool that the iTMS had all the Grammy nominees available for download, contemporaneous with the show. Way to go Apple!


  3. Really, folks, this MS vulnerability thing is gonna cost us all money and convenience. I have given up being smug about me and Mac chillin� together at home. Now I hope all the services and businesses that I count on and use MS OS won�t be crashin� and burnin� when I need �em most. With MS OS there will be a lot more rainy days ahead.

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