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Monday, May 10, 2010

SCO Group - January 2004


DATE:
2004-01

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
USA

AFFECTED SITES:
sco.com

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Multiple outages. Company eventually removes the URL from DNS temporarily.

SOURCE COUNTRY:
n/a

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
n/a

TYPE OF ATTACK:
DDoS

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
n/a

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Computers infected by a strain of the MyDoom virus were instructed to DDoS the SCO Group, presumably because of the Group's actions and statements against Linux. They subsequently offered a $250,000 reward for the worm's creator--who was never found.

URLS:
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mydoom
2. http://ir.sco.com/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=127545


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