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RE: in case nobody else noticed it, there was a mail worm released today
> This lovely little worm will start beating on the door at www.sco.com come > Feb 1/04. Interesting huh? Wonder if we should all be proactive to prevent the DoS attack, and drop the A records for www.sco.com now? Just in case any customers' clocks are set forward ;-) This virus, so far, has been the most prolific (in terms of copies per hour) I've seen on a number of sites' (our own included) virus scanning servers, not a good sign. It did slow down by around 10% at COB AEDT but I wouldn't be surprised to see a big surge as the US business day starts. Even just my personal inbox is getting around 5/minute (direct copies combined with bounces from forged messages). Interestingly, the vast majority of the bounces are to an address that has never been used to send mail, and is only rarely given over the phone, david@<domain-of-isp-i-work-for>. One of the virus scanners here is getting around 20/second. David.