Created By: I Pritchett

MyDoom is also known as W32.MyDoom@mm,Mimail.R and Shimgapi is a computer worm affecting Microsoft Windows. It was first sighted on January 26,2004. It became the fastest-spreading e-mail worm ever (as of January 2004), exceeding previous records set by the Sobig worm  and ILOVEYOU. MyDoom appears to have been commissioned by e-mail spammers so as to send junk  e-mail through infected computers.  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 firm expressed their belief that the worm originated from a programmer in Russia. The actual author of the form is unknown.

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