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Mydoom Author May Be Covering Tracks

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 07:29 PM

A worm that started spreading on Sunday places the source code for the original MyDoom virus on a victims' hard drives, an action equivalent to planting evidence, antivirus experts said Tuesday.

The worm, Doomjuice, spreads to computers that have already been infected by either the original MyDoom virus or the MyDoom.B variant, and among other actions, places several copies of the source code for MyDoom.A on the victim's computer.

The author may be using the tactic to create a crowd of PC users in which to hide, or the author could be spreading the code in hopes that other virus writers will create variations on MyDoom, said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for antivirus firm Sophos.

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