[Fsfe-ie] RTE Morning Ireland piece on MyDoom virus

Ben North ben at redfrontdoor.org
Mon Feb 2 10:13:40 CET 2004

On RTE Radio One's "Morning Ireland" show this morning, at about 0750,
there was a piece about the MyDoom virus.  They interviewed some
'expert' about this, and the expert said that in his opinion the virus
was most likely written by some open-source supporters.  He said a few
other annoying things as well, but would it be appropriate for IFSO to
write a quick email to RTE saying that while the expert is of course
entitled to his opinion, other sources of information point more at a
Russian criminal origin, aiming to use the machines to send spam.  The
SCO/Microsoft DOS in this case would be a decoy.

    RUSSIA was 80 per cent likely to be the origin of the Mydoom
    computer worm, which has become the worst ever internet epidemic, a
    top Russian anti-virus firm said today. [...] An expert from
    Kaspersky Labs, Alexander Gostiyev, told a press conference in
    Moscow the creators of the virus were not aiming to disrupt internet
    traffic but use infected computers to distribute unsolicited junk

  --- http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/printpage/0,5942,8543890,00.html

RTE put up the individual pieces from Morning Ireland shows at


but this morning's isn't there yet.

Might be worth making sure the ifso.info website is back up before
sending anything though.  Also, should we have a "press at ifso.info" email
address to send things like this out from?


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