Tue Jan 27 12:48:41 GMT 2004 MYDOOM virus attacks SCO site
It's hard to like the Linux community when they do things like this. I understand (not condone or agree with, just understand) their rancor toward SCO, but this is disgusting.
More disgusting is sentiment in some Linux newsgroups blaming SCO for launching this themselves.
An amusing (assuming you have a heightened sense of irony) part of this is that it looks like the perpertrators deliberately harvested names from the comp.unix.sco newsgroups to use with the virus, so people who have posted there are getting slammed with complaints and returned mail due to bogus messages purportedly from them.
As explained at SCO Sympathiser, I think the Linux folks are directing their energy in wrong directions, and this is definitely more of the same. It isn't going to generate any positive press for Linux, and the self-congratulatory tone of some Linux people is just going to aggravate that more.
Update: https://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=17501721: new variant attacks Microsoft also.
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