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From: Greg Skinner <gds@spam.istc.sri.com>
To: phage
Date: Fri 03:51:26 04/11/1988 EST
Subject: virus questions
References: [Thread Prev: 030] [Thread Next: 388] [Message Prev: 387] [Message Next: 389]

From the looks of the list contents and participants, the virus is pretty
widespread and not quite yet under control.

Does anyone have a feel for how much actual damage has been done to sites,
how many sites have disconnected from the net, how much service has been
disrupted, how upset or angry DCA/DARPA is, and who are the perpetrators?

Aside from this list, I haven't been able to find out much about what has
happened.  I expected tcp-ip to be full of messages about it, but it wasn't.
I didn't know whether or not that was because no one was taking much of an
interest in the problem, or that most everyone has signed off the net until
the virus is under control.

--gregbo

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