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    Arrow Virus

    Hi Guys

    Read this and I was wondering if he's the only one or are there more ? taken from STAR



    'Malaysian' virus-writer vows global outbreak if US attacks Iraq


    PETALING JAYA: A purportedly Malaysian virus writer has threatened to unleash a "megavirus" if the United States attacks Iraq, but experts say his track record in developing viruses is poor and described it as a low threat.

    Several observers have also questioned the virus writer's Malaysian nationality, which was first reported by IT publication Computerworld in November last year.

    In an exclusive interview with the trade paper, "Vladimor Chamlkovic" said he had written a worm -- codenamed Scezda -- that incorporated the features of the Sircam, Klez and Nimda worms.

    Chamlkovic, who also uses the nickname or handle "Melhacker," said then that the worm was tested and ready to be released.

    He warned that "I will ... launch this worm if America attacks Iraq."

    News of the threat spread, but virus experts were quick to question Chamlkovic's ability to develop a highly destructive virus.

    Although he is believed to be the writer of several worms that have been unleashed over the last few years, they have been lightweight fodder for most antivirus software in use today.

    Antivirus company Symantec Corp lists worms that Chamlkovic claims to have written or bear his handle, but all have been found by the company to have had low geographical distribution, and have been rated as threats that are "easy" to contain and remove.

    A posting on the Internet Security News mailing list hosted by computer security website Attrition.org described Chamlkovic's work as "five or six of the most pathetic worms you could (probably) find on Symantec's site."

    Others found that the announcement of an impending "megavirus" release too good to be taken seriously.

    "Scezda ... don't you just love it when hackers pre-announce their diabolical creations," said Rob Rosenberger, editor of security website Vmyths.com and a virus expert.

    Rosenberger was invited by the US Government to give his views at the first White House Internet security summit called by former president Bill Clinton two years ago.



    Not losing sleep

    Several antivirus and network security companies said that while a "megavirus" of the sort Chamlkovic claims to have developed could be written, it would not represent an uncontrollable threat.

    "It is possible to combine the techniques of different viruses ... (but) these kinds of viruses are no more difficult to detect than other viruses," said Sophos AntiVirus Plc senior technology consultant Graham Cluley.

    He added that "just because a virus-writer screams and shouts about his upcoming virus does not necessarily mean we should be losing sleep."

    e-Cop.net Surveillance Sdn Bhd CEO Alan See said that although "virus threats are very common, our company takes all security threats seriously until they have been classified as harmless."

    Local security expert Dinesh Nair said: "One must always take threats like this seriously, (but) let's look at this with a cool head ... all he's done is to make a threat, and for all we know, this could be the screams of an attention-seeker."

    Antivirus software providers McAfee Security and Trend Micro Inc reported the presence of what might have been an early version of Scezda last November.

    McAfee said that Chamlkovic had submitted the virus in early November and referred to the threat he had made in his Computerworld interview.

    Both companies said the Scezda version they had did not work due to bugs and errors in the code.

    november - http://www.applelinks.com/articles/2...20184623.shtml

    And He's got his list of virus here (Warning !!! Newbies dont download and run on your pcs)

    http://vx.netlux.org/~melhacker/

    Dr_Evil

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    Very interesting indeed, what is your opinion on how serious the threat is dr evil? I think the past harmless worms he has made could be only to underestimate him. This threat should be taken very seriously until it is classified dangerous or not. I will lookup what i can about his past worms, this is indeed interesting.
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    instronics ,

    What I think is that, sooner or later, he gonna get it right.You are right , this threat should be taken very seriously .

    Should'nt he be behind bars for making this kind of threat against society.

    Dr_Evil

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    Well, a threat is not enough to lock one up, since his past worms are classified as not dangerous. In my opinion he should be locked up, but who am i to say. In the end, do we really know that all this is true, or just another way to distract political mess ups? I dont believe much of what i see or hear in the media anymore, all the media cares about is figures....not the truth. Or why are all virii makers and crackers, and kiddies called hackers now a days? If the media mentions "crackers" did this, or "script kiddies" did that, how many people would actually care or take it to notice. Its all about media and $$$$. I take this threat very seriously due to many reasons.

    1st - He knows how to code worms.
    2nd - He is motivated by trying to prevent bombings and war.
    3rd - He is real, not a myth.

    That should be enough to take a person seriously. And forget what the media says. The threat went against the USA. So all that the USA media will do is make him look bad, or dangerous. Since all the info on the media about this subject comes originally from the USE before it goes out to outher media means to "ME" that the media source is not reliable, but only a benefit to the medias source and figures.

    Figures = number of peeps switching to their channels and watching all the bla bla.
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