Wednesday, June 30, 2004

New myDoom virus variant fizzles out

Posted: 9:23 PM (Manila Time)
Jan. 30, 2004
By Erwin Lemuel G. Oliva

UNLIKE the first version of myDoom Internet worm, the new variant seemed to have fizzled out in the last 24 hours.According to anti-virus firm Trend Micro, myDoom.B was a "no show" and even appears to be not causing much trouble compared to myDoom.A.

"As for myDoom.B, there appears to be problems with some of its functions to delete myDoom.A and update it. There is at the moment one reported incident from the US according to our World Tracking Center. But there were lots of inquiries though," said Jaime Yaneza of the Global Anti-Virus Research Group at TrendLabs.

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