The worm contains the text message “andy; I'm just doing my job, nothing personal, sorry,” leading many to believe that the worm's creator was paid. Early on, several security firms expressed their belief that the worm originated from a programmer in Russia. The actual author of the worm is unknown.
- ↑ "Security firm: MyDoom worm fastest yet," CNN.com (Jan. 28, 2004) (full-text).
- ↑ Tiernan Ray, "E-mail viruses blamed as spam rises sharply," Seattle Times (Feb. 18, 2004) (full-text).
- ↑ "Virulent MyDoom computer virus created in Russia," St. Petersburg Times (full-text).
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