Dan Gilmore doersn’t think anyone in the Linux Community was behind the Mydoom attack on SCO, and furthermore thinks, "if this has been done by someone who wants to punish SCO for its sleazy attacks on Linux and the open-source movement, it’s about as counter-productive as anything could be …"
But having said that, he leads his February 1 eJournal off with:
We have also experienced several denial-of-service attacks on our website, which have prevented web users from accessing our website and doing business with us for a period of time. Additionally, we have recently experienced a distributed denial-of-service attack as a result of the "Mydoom" worm virus. It is reported that the effects of this virus will continue into February 2004. If such attacks continue or if our customers and strategic partners are also subjected to similar attacks, our business and results of operations could be materially harmed.
The paragraph comes from SCO’s January 27 filing with Securities and Exchange Commission here, says Gilmore, continuing:
"Yet according to every security advisory I’ve seen (such as this one from Symantec), the denial of service attack against SCO didn’t start until today.
"That doesn’t excuse the DDOS, but it does say something about SCO’s credibility, not for the first time. SCO and its senior executives have shown themselves to be willing to stretch, if not snap, the truth – such as Darl McBride’s ridiculously inaccurate meanderings about copyright law, as Larry Lessig has picked apart in some detail. (The world is still waiting for SCO to show any actual violations of copyright, meanwhile.) http://www.lessig.org/blog/archives/001611.shtml
"I’m on SCO’s side on one issue: The criminals who have created this attack should be in jail."