Whatever Happened to Investigative Journalism? - by Paul Couture

Posted by dave on Feb 8, 2004 4:49 PM EDT
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Paul Couture has graciously agreed to write an article for Groklaw on MyDoom. I found him when I was reading about MyDoom on Slashdot for the story I did about the crank calls, and I noted a comment from someone who seemed knowledgeable about protecting companies from such things, who said that he dealt with such issues on a daily basis in connection with his work, and that in his opinion, this had all the emarks of professional spammers, not a Linux enthusiast. How, he wondered, could the media get this so wrong? So I contacted him, after researching a little about him and his work (he did computer work for six years for the US Air Force and now works in network support and does web design). I asked him to explain a bit about MyDoom and why he is convinced from the way MyDoom was written that it is professional spammers. SCO isn't the main target, in his opinion.He isn't alone in that opinion, by the way. Did you know that MyDoom will attack Kazaa next? It seems MyDoom will create worm-laden copies of entertainment software after the attack on SCO.

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