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Worms and DoS/DDoS Attacks by Hang Chau on 24/09/04

On February 1, 2004, the Web site of the SCO Group on that weekend was hit by a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack generated by the Mydoom.A worm. Between February 9 to 12, 2004, Mydoom.B worm launches a Denial of Services (DoS) attack against www.microsoft.com. Mydoom.A and Mydoom.B worms have caused more than $850 million worth economic damages worldwide in just the first 24 hours, according to mi2g, a security analyst company based in London.

Both Microsoft and SCO Group have offered $250,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people who wrote the worms, but I see little chance the money will lead to an arrest. A expert on network security said: “If virus writers know there is a strong cash incentive for someone to grass them up, they may think twice about unleashing a virus.”

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