RE: [Full-Disclosure] correct names [was: 3127/tcp by Doomjuice (Kaspersky) - MyDoom takeover?]
From: Daniel Otis-Vigil (dvigil_at_moosoft.com)
To: "'dgj'" <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 23:23:21 -0700
I am guessing that MyDoom.C was incorrectly named DoomJuice because some AV
guy was drinking OJ when he was looking at this. AFAIK, there is no central
naming authority yet.
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> Subject: Re: [Full-Disclosure] correct names [was: 3127/tcp
> by Doomjuice (Kaspersky) - MyDoom takeover?]
> On Feb 9, 2004, at 2:59 PM, Nick FitzGerald wrote:
> > Yes -- Deadhat (more correctly known as Vesser) was found
> late Friday
> > or early Saturday (depending on your TZ) but this new one,
> > (incorrectly originally classified as a Mydoom variant and
> thus called
> > Mydoom.C by some) has only been isolated and analysed in
> the last few
> > hours...
> > --
> > Nick FitzGerald
> > Computer Virus Consulting Ltd.
> > Ph/FAX: +64 3 3529854
> Deadhat/Vesser, DoomJuice/Mydoom.c, "more correctly known as",
> "incorrectly originally classified as", ...
> Is there, or will there ever be any kind of "naming authority" for
> these things? I assume that most major av houses have telephones &
> email access, so why isn't there any kind of agreement on names? The
> lack of a single name for a threat is kind of bogus.
> Is this driven only by the marketing departments at the firms?
> And how does the poor, long-suffering sysadmin know what the correct
> name is, google them all when the dust settles and see what gets the
> most hits??
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