Virus writers start dissing match with new worms

Wednesday, 3 March 2004, 12:04 PM EST

The virus onslaught continued late Tuesday as new versions of Bagle and MyDoom hit the Internet. The latest versions appeared to serve as digital graffiti, with the code delivering secret messages to the anonymous authors of other "competing" worms.

According to analysis by security firm F-Secure Corp., the Bagle.J and MyDoom.G worms contain hidden messages aimed at the author of the NetSky worm.

For example, Bagle.J includes the text: "Hey, NetSky, f**k off you b***h, don't ruine our bussiness, wanna start a war ?"

MyDoom.G also attacked NetSky's author: "To netsky's creator(s): imho, skynet is a decentralized peer-to-peer neural network. we have seen P2P in Slapper in Sinit only. they may be called skynets, but not your sh**y app."

By Dennis Fisher and David Morgenstern at eWeek.

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