September 24, 2001 3:20 PM   Subscribe

W32/Vote@MM - -is being called "low risk" according to McAfee
posted by scotty (7 comments total)
ZaCker.vbs contains instructions to delete all files in the WINDOWS directory, add a FORMAT C: command to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, display a message box containing the text "I promiss We WiLL Rule The World Again...By The Way,You Are Captured By ZaCker !!!", and exit Windows

User is then prompted to shit his pants.
posted by bradth27 at 3:46 PM on September 24, 2001

Isn't this terrorism of sorts? Lets hope the US government siphons off a few million to ensure virii making nasty people stop too..
posted by Mossy at 3:58 PM on September 24, 2001

You may get your wish, Mossy. Eep.
posted by sad_otter at 4:49 PM on September 24, 2001

virus-writers deserve terrible punishments, bastards (yes, I should really get some anti-virus software one day =). Leave hackers alone, they're just curious folk..
posted by Mossy at 5:03 PM on September 24, 2001

Sad Otter :That legislation is pretty excessive. Does virus writing really equate with murder or terrorism?

Sure they deserve punishment but that is way over the top!!
posted by srboisvert at 7:00 PM on September 24, 2001

Wow, a political virus. So much for world peace.
posted by Loudmax at 11:21 PM on September 24, 2001

Eep alright!

Just read the article about the proposed Anti-Terrorism-Act that sad_otter posted a link to. Life imprisonment for writing a virus? With no parole! Well over the top.

Is this act likely to be approved by Congress in its present form? I'm from UK so it's hard to judge. It seems way too hard line to me.
posted by jiroczech at 4:29 AM on September 25, 2001

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