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Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 08:01:24 -0500
From: Shawn McMahon <>
Subject: Re: Hysterical first technical alert from US-CERT

On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 05:07:06PM -0500, said:
> In general, yes.  However, in this case it was a copycat that
> got loose *before* the general population got the meme for "this is
> bad, don't click on it".  And remember - they need to get a new

One thing nobody seems to want to recognize as a possibility here is
that MyDoom.B didn't take off as much as MyDoom.A precisely BECAUSE of
the US-CERT email.  A lot of members of the press took that pretty
seriously, and warnings on the evening network news shows that you
shouldn't open these attachments are bound to have prevented at least
some infections.

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