SCO web site under DDoS attack as Sunday arrives in Far East;
MyDoom to become worst malware of all time;
Rising biodiversity issue

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London, UK - 31 January 2004, 17:30 GMT - The number of MyDoom infections worldwide is still doubling on Saturday as the malware shows no signs of subsiding five days on from when it was originally first captured in Russia. In less than one week following its initial discovery, MyDoom is now close to becoming the most damaging malware of all time, rivalling the notoriety of SoBig achieved over a few months in late 2003.

As Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Singapore and other Asian countries have moved into Sunday, the SCO web site's steady bombardment by MyDoom infected machines has already begun. As of 12:00 hours GMT, the SCO web site has been intermittently accessible only. Ping requests have been timing out as parts of the page have been taking over 10 minutes to download. As of 17:00 hours GMT the www.sco.com web site is refusing to download completely. The attack from MyDoom.b on Microsoft is not scheduled to start until Tuesday and their web site appears to be working as normal for the moment.


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