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A Viewpoint from Arbor Networks

It is not just the clogging up of email in-boxes, a halt in productivity and the infection of corporate and domestic networks that the virus MyDoom brings in its wake. Nor is the problem the expected 11 day attack on the SCO website, or the one on Microsoft that is also expected. The biggest fall out from the MyDoom incident is that many users won’t even realise that malicious hackers and spammers may now have access to use their computer in online crime.

MyDoom could see a stepping up of global internet crime levels.

Jose Nazario, worm researcher at Arbor Networks and author of Defense and Detection Strategies against Internet Worms explains, “this kind of indiscriminate damage means that everyone is a victim of MyDoom. The practice by hackers of selling the use of compromised computers to spammers is not a new one, but with MyDoom it brings them a new batch of victims and creates even more opportunities for criminal activities”.


To discuss this viewpoint, MyDoom or security issues in general with Jose Nazario, please contact

Mo Murphy


020 7686 0625

About Arbor Networks

Arbor’s network-wide anomaly detection solutions protect organizations from zero-day security threats like DDoS attacks and worms, and operational vulnerabilities like peering issues and routing instability. Built upon the proven Peakflow platform, Arbor solutions provide a holistic, real-time model of network activity enabling organizations to better align network operations with business objectives. Funded by Battery Ventures, Thomas Weisel Venture Partners, Cisco Systems, Comcast Interactive Capital, SAIC Venture Capital Corporation, Ironside Ventures and EDF Ventures, Arbor is headquartered in Lexington, MA, with a research and development office in Ann Arbor, MI and EMEA headquarters in London. For more information, visit

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