virus writers

You, being sane (I assume), have to wonder along with me how the minds of the virus writers get to be that messed up in the first place. Furthermore, we now have to imagine as well these blatant losers using the world’s email systems to carry on a private conversation. We have to imagine it because that’s what’s happening.

Thinking about that is like thinking about someone spray-painting graffiti on the moon.

From Wizbang

It appears that the authors of MyDoom and Bagle are exchanging insults with the author of Netsky using text that is hidden inside the virus’s code. From ZDNet:

Finnish security company F-Secure on Tuesday reported that Bagle.J contained a line of text that said: “Hey, NetSky, f*ck off you b*tch, don’t ruine our bussiness, wanna start a war?”

Mydoom.G, which was released on the same day, also contained a message to Netsky’s author: “to netsky’s creator(s): imho, skynet is a decentralized peer-to-peer neural network. we have seen P2P in Slapper in Sinit only. they may be called skynets, but not your shitty app.”

In response, the latest Netsky variant (F), which was discovered on Wednesday morning, contained the message: “Skynet AntiVirus – Bagle – you are a looser!!!!”.