In the space of 3 hours on 3rd March 2004, Kaspersky Labs detected 5
modifications of notorious malicious programs: Bagle.i and
Mydoom.f and Mydoom.g, and Netsky.f. The situation is
complicated by the fact that these programs have already caused
Kaspersky Labs has already released anti-virus database updates
protection against these worms. At the same time, the war which
broken out between three different groups of cyber-criminals,
authors of Netsky and the authors of Mydoom and Bagle, is
interesting; each new worm modification contains the latest
from the rival groups, none of which are mincing their words:
we are the skynet - you can't hide yourself! - we kill malware
(they have no chance!) - [LaMeRz-->]MyDoom.F is a thief of our
-< SkyNet AV vs. Malware >- ->->
Skynet AntiVirus - Bagle - you are a looser!!!!
And, in the answering shots:
to netsky's creator(s): imho, skynet is a decentralized
neural network. we have seen P2P in Slapper in Sinit only. they
called skynets, but not your shitty app.
Hey, NetSky, fu** off you bi**h, don't ruine our bussiness,
a war ?
Hey, NetSky, fu** off you bitch!
This exchange of courtesies between virus-writers has undoubtedly
the situation on the Internet, causing a serious
Indeed, this latest incident may cause some to
think that the Internet has
been irrevocably transformed into an arena
for a bloody battle of the
"It's hard to imagine a more comical situation: a handful of virus
are playing unpunished with the Internet, and not one member of
community can take decisive action to stop to this
Eugene Kaspersky, Head of Anti-Virus Research at
Kaspersky Labs. 'The problem
is not that no-one wants to change the
situation, but that the current
architecture of the Internet is
completely inconsistent with information
Kaspersky Labs points out that similar incidents will continue to
with increasing frequency until effective methods for the
detection and neutralisation of virus attacks are implemented on
Internet, with creators of malicious programs being prosecuted.
this is done, any attempt to counter-act virus epidemics will be
reactive, with unco-ordinated passive defenses failing to
change things for the better.