SCO.com emerges from virus battle

Tuesday, 9 March 2004, 1:40 AM EST

The SCO.com Web site returned to the Internet last week after suffering a denial of service attack that lasted for more than a month.

The SCO Group Web site was the main target of the MyDoom worm, which is a variant of the Mimail virus and was first discovered towards the end of January. The worm installed a back-door program that allowed infected PCs to be controlled remotely. The worm was designed to launch an attack on SCO's Web servers between 1 February and 12 February. However, because of incorrectly set PC clocks, the attack continued until the end of last week.

SCO has roused the ire of many in the software community because of a series of lawsuits related to its Unix intellectual property, and for attempts to force companies using Linux to pay licence fees to SCO.

By Munir Kotadia at ZDNet.

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