Microsoft remains largely unaffected by a MyDoom variant, days after the first strain walloped SCO. Meanwhile, security experts say the success of the virus shows that more work is needed to defend corporate networks.
The start of a data flood by PCs infected with the MyDoom.B virus has had little impact on the software giant's Web site, say Internet watchers. February 3, 2004
Security experts point to the success of MyDoom as an indicator that more work is needed to defend corporate networks. February 3, 2004
Hints left by the author of MyDoom link it to the second versions of the virus and include an apology to victims for writing the program, says a security researcher. February 2, 2004 update
The virus knocks out SCO Group's Web site Sunday, forcing the company on Monday to direct visitors to a new address. The company expects the onslaught to continue until Feb. 12. February 2, 2004
Faced with a massive denial-of-service attack timed to go off this weekend, the controversial claimant to Linux code is preparing its defenses. January 30, 2004
The software giant posts its third award for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for releasing a virus--this time, $250,000 for the perpetrator of MyDoom.B. January 29, 2004
The e-mail virus is only a few days old and still growing, but at least one security firm is ready to crown it as the worst in history. January 29, 2004
A new version of the mass-mailing virus hits the Net, aiming data attacks at Microsoft's Web site and interfering with an infected PC's ability to access downloadable security-software updates. January 28, 2004 update
The Department of Homeland Security announces an e-mail alert system aimed at informing two groups of citizens--technical experts and the average home user--of potential online threats. January 28, 2004
Security experts urge administrators to turn off a feature in antivirus applications that automatically replies to senders, informing them that they've been infected.
January 28, 2004
The company hopes that the $250,000 reward will lead to the person or group responsible for targeting its Web site with a denial-of-service attack scheduled to start Feb. 1. January 27, 2004
The virulent program ranks as the Net's fastest-spreading virus, but security firms warn that the code left behind on PCs could cause more chaos than the initial infection. January 27, 2004
A mass-mailing virus that has quickly spread around the Internet uses victims' computers to launch a massive denial-of-service attack on the controversial SCO Group. January 26, 2004