KaZaA and eDonkey brace for NetSky-Q onslaught

Thursday, 8 April 2004, 2:07 PM EST

Zombie PCs infected with the NetSky-Q worm are set to launch distributed denial of service attacks against P2P and warez sites tonight.

The worm will attempt to flood the main Web sites of KaZaA and eDonkey with spurious traffic between 00:01 8 April and 11 April (time taken from system clocks). Other sites including www.cracks.st, www.cracks.am and www.emule-project.net are also targeted for attack. File-sharing networks themselves won't be affected by the worm, only access to Web sites.

NetSky-Q, which first appeared on 29 March, includes a message from the virus authors embedded within its code. The previously unknown "SkyNet Antivirus Team" from Russia claim they are educating users, and want to prevent hacking and sharing of illegal content.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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