Re: New MiMail variant is DDoS'ing SCO.com
From: Bob Toxen (bob_at_verysecurelinux.com)
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 19:38:36 -0500 To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
I had no problem downloading CA's cleansing tool a short time ago.
My hat is off to CA for producing this tool and making it available
Regarding the SCO DDoS, it's so sad when a thief (of services)
decides to attack a blackmailer, in my opinion.
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On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 04:03:30PM -0800, email@example.com wrote:
> MiMail.R, also known as W32/Mydoom@MM (McAfee), Novarg (F-Secure),
> W32.Novarg.A@mm (Symantec), Win32.Mydoom.A (CA) and Win32/Shimg (CA), is
> a polymorphic variant that collects/spams/forges email addresses using
> its own SMTP engine, installs a backdoor (most likely for use by
> spammers) and engages in a DDoS attack against SCO.com by routinely
> sending 63 HTTP requests. It's send as a ZIP attachment containing an
> executable file with the file extension masked by numerous spaces.
> McAfee is calling this a High Outbreak worm, which definitely fits the
> bill according to the number of samples we are receiving.
> Is the SCO.com DDoS an attempt at distraction from the fact that this
> virus installs a proxy backdoor?
> CA used to have a removal tool at
> but it's no longer available.
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> Thor Larholm
> Senior Security Researcher
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