View Full Version : SCO wants Mydoom author's head ....

29-01-2004, 09:17 AM
SCO offers $250,000 reward for arrest of Mydoom author (http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/UNID/43EA68D172EA1E20CC256E29000970A1?OpenDocument)

Hmmm $US250,000. It's international dob in a virus-writer day.

29-01-2004, 09:37 AM
250 grand?


29-01-2004, 10:34 AM
> 250 grand?
> I DID IT!!!

no, Metla - you got it wrong... it should go like this:

Jester says: Metla did it!!!

(we'll go halves mate)


Dolby Digital
29-01-2004, 10:43 AM
>>Jester says: Metla did it!!!

>>(we'll go halves mate)

No, wrong again.

Dear SCO,

Melta and Jester did it. My bank acct no is 555 78912.

PS, Its an Open Source Trojan/Virus whatever

29-01-2004, 11:01 AM

The sco site seams very slow loading...

29-01-2004, 11:47 AM
It times out here...

29-01-2004, 11:57 AM
Latest varaint of the worm now targets Microsoft's site too:

Variant of MyDoom spotted (http://pcworld.co.nz/news.nsf/UNID/66FE4FA29B297DA2CC256E2900741D8E?OpenDocument)

29-01-2004, 12:08 PM

29-01-2004, 12:33 PM
At least this time they're smart enough not to point it at windowsupdate.com, which in reality shouldnt have existed in the first place according to Microsoft! ;-)

At least people are putting Viruses to good use now-a-days :p

Graham L
29-01-2004, 12:42 PM
What do they want the head for? Do they think they might be able to learn how to make money by producing good software and support, rather than by suing IBM?

The only beneficiaries of lawcases are lawyers.

29-01-2004, 01:54 PM
There's the old joke that after global nuclear war the only thing to survive would be cockroaches. Personally I think it would be a very ugly fight between roaches and lawyers ....

29-01-2004, 04:29 PM
I was thinking, that in a nuclear war / big asteroid, i'd like to be in taiwan. We have enough smart people and factories there to rebuild many computers.

29-01-2004, 04:35 PM
that would be 1/2 a million at least in NZ$.... wow that could get you a nice car or house... this is going to be the new bounty hunters

- David

Murray P
29-01-2004, 05:16 PM
The problem is Bruce how do you know who has won the fight. You can't differentiate them (sorry win00 et al).

Cheers Murray ;P

BTW. Is the head of SCO, perchance a legal person?

Billy T
29-01-2004, 07:54 PM
> Personally I think it would be a very ugly fight
> between roaches and lawyers ....

However, peace would be declared while the lawyers and roaches joined forces to eliminate virus writers from the face of the earth (and from the sewers as well)! ]:)

I have now deleted more tham 800 virus-laden emails from my son's account and they are still coming in at around 250 per 24 hours. Thank goodness for mailwasher, I can delete them PDQ.


Billy 8-{) :|

29-01-2004, 08:24 PM
i dont understand what SCO actually do...and why anyone would have anything against them

29-01-2004, 08:30 PM
They have laid claim to some of the code in linux,and have pretty much said either stop using it or pay us a bank load of money.

29-01-2004, 09:40 PM
Here's a note for any Linux users who might think this funny (I do... but still admit its wrong...)


29-01-2004, 09:59 PM
What if SCO wrote the virus so they could say something like "those Linux hackers are working to undermine us again" ;)

29-01-2004, 10:16 PM

This is a conspiricy against Linux users......

Graham L
30-01-2004, 02:59 PM
It's more likely that it came from SCO's new partner (MS) who know the internals of all of MS's software (they say --- that's how they know it is so secure :D ).

SCO have been a Unix vendor for a long time. Some years ago I considered buying the 25 or so 5.25" floppies of SCO Unix (for a 386). I think this is the one that Microsoft sold, too. ( I didn't ... I got the 22 3.5" floppies and installed OS/2 2.21 on that box instead ;) )