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

Ben North ben at redfrontdoor.org
Mon Feb 2 12:32:46 CET 2004

Quoting adam beecher <lists at beecher.net>:
> [Ben North wrote:]
> > [...] 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.
> I find this theory just as unlikely as the "linux fan" hypothesis, probably
> something thought up by the media whores in mi2g and swallowed whole by the
> media luvvies that adore them. Seriously, if you were a "russian criminal"
> (Senator McCarthy would be proud) and you contracted some hacker to create a
> worm for you for this purpose, would you feel you were getting your money's
> worth if the hacker built in a DDoS tool that announced the worm to the
> world? It defies logic.

Well, possibly, if it did distract attention from the real purpose of
the worm.  But you're right; this is all heavily speculative.  Maybe
it's not worth making a fuss about.


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