MyDoom

antiChrist

Diabloii.Net Member
MyDoom

Is it just me, or is the creator of MyDoom a genius?

If you haven't heard, he has created a new virus to attack every computer that was already infected with the original MyDoom virus. Once the virus spread onto your computer, it then proceeded to copy its entire source code onto your hardrive.

You maybe saying something like "Whats the point of that", or "Thats stupid". The reason he did this was a genius way of not getting caught. Now, there are thousands of computers out there that have the same source code of their hardrive as he does. So no one can tell if he wrote the virus, or if the other thousand people did, and he can just say that he got attacked by the virus.

He might be the only hacker to get away with a worldwide virus, but I think he deserves it.
 

simplyLost

Diabloii.Net Member
ouf.. sounds genius.. but you know to much about it.. i blame you! you made the virus! HAXORZ!

but yea.. makes you wonder why no one else has thought about it sooner.. doesn't it?

-Lost
 

zelfmoordis

Diabloii.Net Member
antiChrist said:
Is it just me, or is the creator of MyDoom a genius?

If you haven't heard, he has created a new virus to attack every computer that was already infected with the original MyDoom virus. Once the virus spread onto your computer, it then proceeded to copy its entire source code onto your hardrive.

You maybe saying something like "Whats the point of that", or "Thats stupid". The reason he did this was a genius way of not getting caught. Now, there are thousands of computers out there that have the same source code of their hardrive as he does. So no one can tell if he wrote the virus, or if the other thousand people did, and he can just say that he got attacked by the virus.

He might be the only hacker to get away with a worldwide virus, but I think he deserves it.
And he's coming here to brag about it..

:wave:

:p
 

London

Diabloii.Net Member
antiChrist said:
Is it just me, or is the creator of MyDoom a genius?

If you haven't heard, he has created a new virus to attack every computer that was already infected with the original MyDoom virus. Once the virus spread onto your computer, it then proceeded to copy its entire source code onto your hardrive.

You maybe saying something like "Whats the point of that", or "Thats stupid". The reason he did this was a genius way of not getting caught. Now, there are thousands of computers out there that have the same source code of their hardrive as he does. So no one can tell if he wrote the virus, or if the other thousand people did, and he can just say that he got attacked by the virus.

He might be the only hacker to get away with a worldwide virus, but I think he deserves it.
Wow... Thats amazing. I've heard of the virus, but what does exactly does it do?
 

Dark Matter

Diabloii.Net Member
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/[email protected]

[email protected] (also known as W32.Novarg.A) is a mass-mailing worm that arrives as an attachment with the file extension .bat, .cmd, .exe, .pif, .scr, or .zip.

When a computer is infected, the worm sets up a backdoor into the system by opening TCP ports 3127 through 3198, which can potentially allow an attacker to connect to the computer and use it as a proxy to gain access to its network resources.

In addition, the backdoor can download and execute arbitrary files.

There is a 25% chance that a computer infected by the worm will perform a Denial of Service (DoS) on February 1, 2004 starting at 16:09:18 UTC, which is also the same as 08:09:18 PST, based on the machine's local system date/time. If the worm does start the DoS attack, it will not mass mail itself. It also has a trigger date to stop spreading/DoS-attacking on February 12, 2004. While the worm will stop on February 12, 2004, the backdoor component will continue to function after this date.
 

Necrolestes

Diabloii.Net Member
Classification of MyDoom

Is MyDoom more of a worm (a self-replicating program that sucks up hard drive space but otherwise does little damage) or a virus (malicious code that can be used to really <bleep> up your computer)? It's easier to create an untraceable worm than it is an untraceable virus...just an observation.
 

Corneo

Diabloii.Net Member
I actually have been affected by it twice. Lousy virus writers. If they catch the culprit they should shoot his hands, so he can never type even again.
 

Dark Matter

Diabloii.Net Member
To paraphrase Oscar Wilde:

To be infected once may be regarded as misfortune, twice looks like carelessness.
 

Corneo

Diabloii.Net Member
Dark Matter said:
To paraphrase Oscar Wilde:

To be infected once may be regarded as misfortune, twice looks like carelessness.
Ha that is probably true, but I honestly don't know how I got infected the second time, according to the articles, it comes in as a attachment in your email. I deleted and scaned my computer after the 1st infection and I do not recall having another email with an attachment to it. Unless it that that pr0n....
 

Akira

Member
Well, the guy is smart up to a point. Obviously you need some intelligence to write a virus like this, but i think a real genious would do something productive. Such as conquering Europe, or helping people.
 

Agent Orange

Diabloii.Net Member
Akira said:
Well, the guy is smart up to a point. Obviously you need some intelligence to write a virus like this, but i think a real genious would do something productive. Such as conquering Europe, or helping people.
Like it'd take much intelligence to conquer Europe..
 

antiChrist

Diabloii.Net Member
Is MyDoom more of a worm (a self-replicating program that sucks up hard drive space but otherwise does little damage) or a virus (malicious code that can be used to really <bleep> up your computer)? It's easier to create an untraceable worm than it is an untraceable virus...just an observation.
O, So now were getting technical.


Many have tried but no-one's managed it yet.
The closest thing yet was that strain of Mad Cow Disease.
 

Dark Matter

Diabloii.Net Member
!

I was talking about conquering Europe. :)

Ceasar, Charlemagne, Ghengis Khan, Napoleon, Hitler et al. They all failed.
 

jimmyboy

Diabloii.Net Member
Akira said:
Well, the guy is smart up to a point. Obviously you need some intelligence to write a virus like this, but i think a real genious would do something productive. Such as conquering Europe, or helping people.
or wiping out my debt from my student loans.
 

th5418

Banned
Dark Matter said:
!

I was talking about conquering Europe. :)

Ceasar, Charlemagne, Ghengis Khan, Napoleon, Hitler et al. They all failed.
Hitler could have done it, but Japan was stupid to attack the US. Which made us enter, which made hitler fail.......
 

Nword

Banned
th5418 said:
Hitler could have done it, but Japan was stupid to attack the US. Which made us enter, which made hitler fail.......
I don't think we (the US) would have let that happened... but I don't know how people thought back then... guess I'll have to ask Granny :)
 

jimmyboy

Diabloii.Net Member
th5418 said:
Hitler could have done it, but Japan was stupid to attack the US. Which made us enter, which made hitler fail.......
Ghenghis could have done it too, but he died of old age and during a hunting accident. And his 2 sons fought each other instead of conquering Europe.
 
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