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Symantec Under Attack From MyDoom! - 9/14/2004 5:29:40 PM   
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Virus writers are targeting Symantec's Web site with a coordinated denial-of-service attack

Antivirus firm Symantec is facing a denial-of-service attack on its Web site from the latest version of the MyDoom worm.

Authors of MyDoom.X have planned the coordinated attack for 29 September this year.

A spokeswoman from Symantec said: "The team is currently analysing this. They haven't received a single submission yet, which indicates that it's not a big problem and there's no need to panic. We are being vigilant about this."

According to antivirus firm Sophos, the worm is not widespread. Sophos warned its customers about the worm this morning.

"It shows the animosity that's going on at the moment," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "An attack like this is clearly criminal and these people need to be reprimanded. It shouldn't bring down someone like Symantec though."


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RE: Symantec Under Attack From MyDoom! - 9/15/2004 7:35:26 AM   
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If the virus was a regular application, the inclusion of Symantec's name would be considered advertizing.
Or is this really the case?...:)))


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RE: Symantec Under Attack From MyDoom! - 9/15/2004 11:47:39 AM   
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Could be! Because in todays crazy world nothing is impossible!!

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