Give us a job, plead virus writers

Thursday, 16 September 2004, 2:12 PM EST

Three new MyDoom variants have been found in the wild that contain not only malicious code but a plea for a job.

MyDoom U, V and W attempt to download a Trojan called Surila onto users' computers, which would allow hackers to take remote control and use the PC for spamming or distributed denial of service attacks. And embedded in the virus code is the text: "We searching 4 work in AV industry."

By James Sherwood at TechNewsWorld.

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