Home | Community | Message Board

Please support our sponsors.

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
The VerbalHerman Munster

Registered: 04/15/03
Posts: 5,326
Loc: Texas
Last seen: 10 years, 5 months
hacker war
    #2400739 - 03/04/04 12:42 AM (14 years, 3 months ago)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator

Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2,956
Loc: Russia
Re: hacker war [Re: Dreamer987]
    #2403174 - 03/04/04 04:45 PM (14 years, 3 months ago)

Virus Writers Use Internet Worms for War of Words
Wed Mar 3, 3:56 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The creators of the Netsky, MyDoom and Bagle e-mail viruses have taken to exchanging insults in what amounts to a war of words in computer code between rival hackers, anti-virus experts said on Wednesday.

On one side are the creators of MyDoom and Bagle, who are believed to be spammers or spam groups because many variants of the viruses leave backdoors on infected computers that can be used to turn them into spam zombies, said Chris Belthoff, senior security analyst at anti-virus company Sophos Inc.

On the other side is the person or group responsible for the Netsky virus, who do not have any profit motive, he said.

"It almost seems like they are playing a war of one-upmanship," Belthoff said. "They could be jealous over the media attention the others are getting."

Versions of the three computer viruses, all self-propagating e-mail worms, have wreaked havoc on computers across the Internet since early this year.

Updated anti-virus software can detect and block the viruses.

The latest version of Netsky, dubbed Netsky.F, has a message in the code that says "Bagle - you are a looser!!!! (sic)" and an earlier version says: "MyDoom.F is a thief of our idea!"

Code in Mydoom.F and Bagle.I and Bagle.J addresses Netsky's creator directly, using expletives. One message tells Netsky: "don't ruine our bussiness, wanna start a war?"

Bagle.K, the latest version of Bagle, masquerades as an e-mail from a company's information technology department, Belthoff said.

The most recent variant of MyDoom, MyDoom.G, opens up a backdoor and directs infected computers to launch an attack on the Web site of anti-virus company Symantec Corp. (NasdaqNM:SYMC - news), he said.

Netsky.F, the newest version of that virus, tries to deactivate earlier MyDoom and Bagle variants, he added.

Five of the latest versions of the viruses were released within three hours on Wednesday morning, according to Russian-based anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Labs.

"It's hard to imagine a more comical situation: a handful of virus writers are playing unpunished with the Internet, and not one member of the Internet community can take decisive action to stop to this lawlessness," Eugene Kaspersky, head of anti-virus research at the company, wrote in a release.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Feedback and Administration >> Shroomery News Service

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* 'Lost war' sabotaging American economy veggie 1,769 6 09/04/07 01:50 PM
* The Lost War veggie 1,612 4 08/19/07 04:04 PM
by lolwhut
* The Drug War Goes Up in Smoke (lengthy but worthwhile read) Demiurge 3,777 2 08/14/03 08:17 AM
by TheHobbit
* The Longest-Running War motamanM 592 0 12/22/04 04:25 PM
by motaman
* War on Drugs Expands to Catnip
( 1 2 all )
veggie 5,213 20 12/04/06 03:19 PM
by rod
* U.S. Mayors Declare Drug War a Failure OneMoreRobot3021 3,709 16 07/20/07 07:45 PM
by EntheogenicPeace
* Former Narcs Say Drug War is Futile Dark_Star 2,893 14 01/18/07 02:53 PM
by JustK
* War on Drugs Hasn't Stemmed Flow Into U.S. veggie 2,904 9 04/04/07 11:16 PM
by veggie

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: motaman, karode13, Alan Rockefeller, naum, Mostly_Harmless
685 topic views. 0 members, 12 guests and 2 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2018 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.013 seconds spending 0 seconds on 16 queries.