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It launches distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) and damages the hard disk of the affected computer, leaving it useless. It spreads via email in messages about the 4th of July, the Independence Day of the United States.
|First detected on:||July 8, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||July 16, 2009|
MyDoom.HN is a worm which is designed to launch distributed denial of service attacks (DDos) against websites from United States and South Korea.
Additionally, if the system date is later than 10th of July, it damages the hard disk of the affected computer, leaving it useless.
MyDoom.HN spreads via email in messages about the 4th of July, the Independence Day of the United States.
MyDoom.HN is easy to recognize, as it spreads via email in messages related to the Indepence Day. The message contains a file compressed with RAR as an attachment. This file contains a copy of the worm: