MyDoom isn't done yet. The virus early last week began clogging E-mail in-boxes and degrading overall Internet performance. It appeared at first to be setting up computers for a Feb. 1 attack against the Web server of SCO Group Inc., which has angered the Linux community by launching a legal challenge to the open-source operating system. But later in the week, the author set off a variant to the MyDoom worm that was wired to launch a denial-of-service attack against Microsoft.com on Super Bowl Sunday. (For more on this, go to Hackers Target Systems Infected By MyDoom.)
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
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