MyDoom DDoS attack on Microsoft gains momentum;
access denied from some world cities intermittently
London, UK - 9 February 2004, 11:25 GMT - Although 3rd February came
and went without any visible Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on
Microsoft by MyDoom, the weekend has shown further signs of strain building
up on Microsoft's web site. The website has been intermittently inaccessible
on a few occasions from major North American, European and Asian cities on
Saturday and Sunday as MyDoom continued to spread relentlessly and MyDoom.b
upgraded MyDoom.a infected machines.
As of 10:30 GMT, the Microsoft web site's time to download the home page has
been dilating very fast from less than half of one second to well over 2.5
seconds as an average, as measured from London and other world cities. Provincial
cities are reporting worse dilations. Either Microsoft will make more bandwidth
available soon or it will end up with a SCO type situation in the coming few
days. The MyDoom.b attack is designed to last up until the 1st of March. There
could also be a new variant of MyDoom on the prowl.
"MyDoom is still out there and spreading.
It has picked up momentum in the last 48 hours once again. This is a dangerous
global epidemic. There are over a million computers still infected that have
their backdoors open and they are being upgraded to a later variant of MyDoom
which targets Microsoft," said DK Matai, Executive Chairman,
mi2g. "This tragic malware episode
is not yet over by any account."
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