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Sober Attack on 87th Anniversary of the Nazi Party

CowboyNeal posted more than 8 years ago | from the back-with-a-vengeance dept.

Worms 302

Jack writes "ITO is reporting that Sober is scheduled to attack on January 2006 - the data coincides with the 87th anniversary of the Nazi party: "The next planned widespread of 2005's most prolific e-mail worm, Sober, is scheduled to start on January 5, 2006 based on commands hard-coded within the worm. The attack date coincides with the 87th anniversary of the Nazi party.""

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Godwined in the summary? (4, Funny)

bsartist (550317) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202218)

Wow. Does this mean the thread is over before it's even started???

Re:Godwined in the summary? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202247)

You know who else Godwin'ed in the summary, don't you?

That's right!

Re:Godwined in the summary? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202512)

Wow, this virus was chopped liver before. Now it's the most malicious evil ever unleashed upon us!

Re:Godwined in the summary? (0, Redundant)

CupBeEmpty (720791) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202272)

no it means its sober before its even begun...

...whheeeww I slay myslef

Re:Godwined in the summary? (1)

IAmTheDave (746256) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202554)

It's like how my chances of getting laid are sober before I've even started drinking...

Re:Godwined in the summary? (3, Funny)

Crizp (216129) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202275)

Nah, the summary didn't compare anyone with Hitler. Spreading false information like that is just like Hitler spreading his propaganda!

There. Killed it.

No kidding (5, Insightful)

paranode (671698) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202351)

I mean, lots of stuff happened on January 5th [wikipedia.org] .

They could be celebrating the 2000 Al Qaeda Summit! Or the first PC by Hewlett Packard! Maybe the birth of Marilyn Manson! Lots of possibilities... or maybe, just maybe... it has no meaning.

Re:No kidding (0, Redundant)

Bimo_Dude (178966) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202518)

FTWA [wikipedia.org] :
1961 - Television: Mr. Ed [wikipedia.org] debuts.

THAT is the real anniversary that is "celebrated" by being sober. Of Course.

Re:No kidding (0, Redundant)

intangible (252848) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202595)

"Jan 5, 1984 - Richard Stallman starts developing GNU."

It all makes sense now... Actually, no it doesn't.

well... (-1, Offtopic)

borawjm (747876) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202219)

I'll be drunk

Well now what? (1, Redundant)

GeckoX (259575) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202227)

The article summary itself brings up nazi's so by all rights this thread is dead before it even gets started.

Could have at least thrown us a bone :)

Re:Well now what? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202409)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20_April#Events [wikipedia.org]

gee there must be a nazi conspiracy, just look at all the things that happened on ol' adolf's birthday....

87 years eh... gee 8+7=15! 1x5=5!! 5=fifth letter=H(itler) tuooodoootooodooo!! {twilight zone tune}

WTF!!! Is slashdot gonna open up a section for conspiracy theorists, witchhunts and numerology??

do the math... (1)

DenDave (700621) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202428)

LOL!!! 5=E(rror)???

perhaps next year when it's the 88th anniversary eh?

summaries (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202234)

These summaries are getting worse and worse.
If you only have two sentences, leave it at that! You don't need to put them in the summary twice in the hopes nobody will notice.

that's silly (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202242)

Well, that's silly. Everyone knows that drunken attacks always go over better...

Randomness (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202249)

It's also the day that Buddy Holly released his last album. [historychannel.com] What the hell does any of this have to do with anything. Sheesh.

Re:Randomness (4, Informative)

tehshen (794722) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202267)

It's also the day that Buddy Holly released his last album. What the hell does any of this have to do with anything. Sheesh.

If you search before you post, you'll know that Sober-G was used to send out Neo-Nazi spam [atsnn.com] . Buddy Holly was not.

Re:Randomness (4, Funny)

gowen (141411) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202339)

Sober-G was used to send out Neo-Nazi spam. Buddy Holly was not.
Actually, it's a little known fact that "Not Fade Away" was a tribute to the 1000-year Reich...

Re:Randomness (-1, Flamebait)

Moonwick (6444) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202396)

Great. Why didn't the article mention that?

We're not all fucking IT weenies, we can't be expected to keep up with the malfeasance of every damn worm out there.

Re:Randomness (1)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202501)

Ummm... This is Slashdot article about a worm... IT weenie? You mean like the people that created Slashdot and run it?
Why do people defend their ignorance on a subject while demeaning those that are not ignorant?

Why are these people so attracted to the Nazis? (5, Insightful)

neo (4625) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202254)

I mean they had really cool looking uniforms but there's no connection between their philosophies and what these people seem to want. Look up Fascism [wikipedia.org] people! You virus writers won't actually like it. Honest!

Re:Why are these people so attracted to the Nazis? (3, Insightful)

tnk1 (899206) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202318)

I mean they had really cool looking uniforms but there's no connection between their philosophies and what these people seem to want. Look up Fascism people! You virus writers won't actually like it. Honest!


Oh they wouldn't mind it so much, they'll just make sure that they are the ones doing it to other people. I can't imagine the Nazis would have liked certain of their theories applied to themselves.

When your culture calls for tall blond Nordic types and your Leader is a short, brown haired guy who looks like Charlie Chaplin, you have to ascribe to the view that some discrepencies are just fine, as long as you are the one defining the rules and have a lot of stormtroopers with guns to keep it that way.

I concur (1, Funny)

madaxe42 (690151) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202323)

I agree - the Nazis had the best dress sense of any governmental organisation *ever* - some seriously good look! Bit of a shame that they developed into a bunch of xenophobic genocidal maniacs.

Re:Why are these people so attracted to the Nazis? (1)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202333)

They're just idiots looking for any excuse to cause trouble. Like those idiots with Che Guevara shirts who have no idea of what a paredón is.

Re:Why are these people so attracted to the Nazis? (-1, Offtopic)

dsgitl (922908) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202493)

Did you know that Mike Tyson has Che tattooed on his belly? I find that to be extremely funny.

Re:Why are these people so attracted to the Nazis? (-1, Flamebait)

tburling (862578) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202542)

They're just idiots looking for any excuse to cause trouble. Like those idiots with Che Guevara shirts who have no idea of what a paredón is.
I, for one, do not know what 'paredon' means. I googled it and came up with a surf camp in Guatamala http://elparedonsurfcamp.tripod.com/ [tripod.com] I fail sto see how this resort pertains to my hero on a motorcycle, scourge of fascists until he was brutally murdered by the CIA, Che Guevera.

Re:Why are these people so attracted to the Nazis? (0)

hackstraw (262471) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202391)

Nazis killed a bunch of people. Mmmm'kay

Speaking of fascism and other "bad" governments, Check out [time.com] Time's "Man of the Year" from 1939.

1938 and 1942 are interesting as well.

Re:Why are these people so attracted to the Nazis? (0, Offtopic)

jumpingfred (244629) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202430)

The criteria for Time's Man of the Year is the man who had the most influence on news that year. Nothing about it being an influence for good.

Re:Why are these people so attracted to the Nazis? (1, Troll)

hackstraw (262471) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202557)

The criteria for Time's Man of the Year is the man who had the most influence on news that year. Nothing about it being an influence for good.

By looking at the list, I would like to believe that is true. This is the caption for Hitler: "His figure strode over Europe with all the swagger of a conqueror".

Also, keep in mind that in 1938 that the Nazi party and Hitler were fairly new, and were not yet seen as that bad. Germany's economy was just coming out of the sewer. In 1938, Hitler introduced the world to the Volkswagon Beetle, the most popular car in the world, and one that went without major redesign for many years. It was not until the end of 38 that Hitler started doing what he is known for today.

Re:Why are these people so attracted to the Nazis? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202417)

Sure there is a connection. Both groups (the virus programmers and the political elite) do business by force. With either, your natural right (god-given if you prefer) to freedom of choice is oppressed and stolen.

Obviously, both groups are against individual liberty and free will; otherwise they would respect it. Same goes for any thief, murderer, rapist, con artist, or politician. The type of government doesn't matter: either you do business by force, or you do business by voluntary association. Government, of course, is the organization which attempts to hold a monopoly on the initiation of force as a business model. (That is the only objective, absolute definition of government.)

By contrast to both groups, the peaceful man does business by voluntary association. So yes, there most definitely is a connection there.

Re:Why are these people so attracted to the Nazis? (1)

timeOday (582209) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202419)

I was trying to tell whether the virus is really linked to Nazis, or whether VeriSign just looked up Jan 5 in a "this day in history" calendar and made up the connection. There are only 365 days in a year, so they're fairly crowded with anniversaries.

However, the article does say the virus sends "politically motivated" email. Anybody have more detail?

Stewie holding a sexy party the same day (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202262)

Stewie Griffin announced a sexy party to be held the same day.

Anniversary of Nazi Party... So what? (2, Insightful)

Golgafrinchan (777313) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202265)

So it coincides with the 87th anniversary of the Nazi party. What does that have to do with anything?

The linked article doesn't imply Sober has anything to do with Nazism. Was the Sober writer a Neo-Nazi? If so, it would've made much more sense to include this in the article or submitter's comments so the "Nazi anniversary" comment would mean something.

You know what else happens on 5 January 2006? This guy [imdb.com] turns 75. Maybe the Sober writer also hates The Godfather! Who knows?

Re:Anniversary of Nazi Party... So what? (2, Informative)

68kmac (471061) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202410)

There have been previous incidents where machines that were infected by Sober variants (Sober.G and Sober.Q, it seems) have later begun churning out neonazi spam.

So either the Sober author is indeed a neonazi or the neonazis rented the Sober-infected botnets.

Re:Anniversary of Nazi Party... So what? (1)

corellon13 (922091) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202415)

FTFA: "threat of 'hacktivism' "

The article does say that Sober will spew out politically motivated email. One then can only assume that the politics they speak of are related to Nazism in some way. Or...it was a great way to grab readers attention and come up with a cool new 'ism.

Re:Anniversary of Nazi Party... So what? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202424)

January 5 is also an anniversary of Stallman beginning the first line of code of GNU software.

Perhaps the virus writer hates GNU software? Hell, at least that friggin' computer related...

Some other interesting January 5 activities, C/P from wikipedia [wikipedia.org] :

  • 2000 - The 1st day of the 2000 Al Qaeda Summit.
  • 1972 - President of the United States Richard Nixon orders the development of a space shuttle program.
  • 1980 - Hewlett-Packard announces release of its first personal computer.
  • 1945 - The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
  • 1956 - Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef born
  • 1946 - Diane Keaton, American actress born
  • 1940 - FM radio is demonstrated to the FCC for the first time.
  • The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.


Maybe he likes Iron Chef? Or maybe he likes drummers drumming? Hell, perhaps he even enjoys STEREO music? BEATS THE HELL OUTTA ME... Diane Keaton being born that day at least gives us 2:1 odds he's a Godfather buff over a Nazi.

Re:Anniversary of Nazi Party... So what? (5, Informative)

trcooper (18794) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202446)

Well, your thoughts are valid, the /. post and the linked article explain nothing about the Sober worm...

If you go here [infoworld.com] you will find that the Sober worm directs people to neo-nazi websites, and sends emails with subjects like "Dresden Bombing Is To Be Regretted Enormously" and "60 Years of Freedom: Who's Celebrating?"

Given just what /. had, I'd be more inclined to think that it coincided with Marilyn Manson's birthday [wikipedia.org] . But the virus/worm is actually well known for spreading neo-nazi propaganda.

Re:Anniversary of Nazi Party... So what? (1)

P3NIS_CLEAVER (860022) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202456)

The pimply adolescent attention-whore that made the virus will get 3x as much press for his creation. I think many virus-writers are just trolls.

Re:Anniversary of Nazi Party... So what? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202490)

Much more likely is the assumption that the coder hated Deep Impact. Man, did that movie suck.

Re:Anniversary of Nazi Party... So what? (0, Redundant)

NtroP (649992) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202605)

No, No.

- It's celebrating the anniversary of Davy Crockett arriving in Texas, just in time for the Alamo (1836)
- It's celebrating the anniversary of NASA announcing its plans for a new space vehicle, the shuttle (1972)
- It's celebrating the birthday of Robert Duvall (1931)
- It's celebrating the birthday of Dianne Keaton (1946)

Re:Anniversary of Nazi Party... So what? (1)

GigG (887839) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202611)

You know what else happens on 5 January 2006? This guy turns 75. Maybe the Sober writer also hates The Godfather! Who knows?

And that guy is only 3 steps from Hitler. [oracleofbacon.org]
It's all so clear now.

Sober? (0)

Alizarin Erythrosin (457981) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202268)

I'll tell you when I've had enough!

But seriously, I thought it was like, a terrorist attack or something that was "sobering".

But also seriously, the article talks about "hacktivism" but is the correlation really there that this is about Nazis? There may be commands to spread on that date, but is there a chance that the author picked the date by coincidence? Are we reading too much into this?

Actually this is an ad for The Producers movie (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202276)

Sober pays a midi of "Springtime for Hitler" on said date. It also makes a jpeg of a naked Mel Brooks your desktop background.

I've never been partial to birthdays (4, Insightful)

rodoke3 (681504) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202284)

I think a more appropriate date would be February 27 [wikipedia.org] . The date that led to the total 0wnage of Weimar Germany.

Great... (4, Interesting)

Tiberius_Fel (770739) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202285)

Now there's going to be all sorts of virus / worm stuff related to important dates, like July 4 or the founding of the USSR, or whatever. I thought the whole date-triggered thing went out of fashion with the Michelangelo virus [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Great... (3, Funny)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202452)

" I thought the whole date-triggered thing went out of fashion with the Michelangelo virus."

I still have an old 486 with the Michelangelo virus embedded in the partition table. It still has this message written in wite-out on the casing:

"WARNING: DO NOT USE ON MARCH 6"

I might have to boot that sucker up this weekend and see what's on it.

Coincides has the same root as Coincidence (1, Insightful)

killtherat (177924) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202302)

Are we sure that they writer of this worm was a neo-nazi? Because otherwise, it is probably a coincidence. I mean, if you look at the whole of human history, every day could probably be the anniversary of some terrible tragedy. We could end up saying things like "Oh no, this worm attack date coincides with the 193rd anniversary of the start of the war of 1812"

Je, personnellement... (5, Funny)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202303)

...accueillir nos nouveaux suzerains nazis.

Re:Je, personnellement... (-1, Offtopic)

conteXXt (249905) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202347)

surrendering already?

Re:Je, personnellement... (1)

Chaffar (670874) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202404)

Didn't you mean:

I, für eins, begrüßen unsere Nazi überlords ?

I have one of those books too... (1)

PoderOmega (677170) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202304)

I have a book that lists all the "significant" events that happened on the same day as my birthday. Next virus that does something on May 4th, I'll have a something for the slashdot editors!

Or perhaps... (0, Redundant)

Billosaur (927319) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202305)

...it might be related to one of these anniversaries [wikipedia.org] . I'm pulling for: 1900 - Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.

Re:Or perhaps... (1)

jumpingfred (244629) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202406)

I notice that the list did not have the formation of the nazi party on it.

Re:Or perhaps... (-1, Redundant)

psergiu (67614) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202486)

Naah...
1984 - Richard Stallman starts developing GNU.

Also: My birthday! (0)

Karth (14680) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202314)

wait.. darn. That's kinda depressing, actually.

Will it chat over AIM? (0, Offtopic)

Alsier (709917) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202324)

But will it chat over AIM? 'lol no this is not a Nazi'

Someone had to do it (0, Offtopic)

Sheepdot (211478) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202328)

lol thats cool

lol no its not a nazi spam

Just in case....... (1)

crazypip666 (930562) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202334)

........ you missed it in the article summary, Jan. 5, 2006 is the 87th anniversary of the nazi party.

Re:Just in case....... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202632)

I know that, but what kind of gift is appropriate for the 87th anniversary? All the references I found only go up to the 60th anniversary, so I have no idea what to get the Nazis this year. :(

Dangit (2, Funny)

KrancHammer (416371) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202340)

Guess this was a bad time to try out my new Little Frenchie Anti-Virus Software.

And the announcement coincides with... (2, Funny)

Gadgetfreak (97865) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202341)

the 64th anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Habor.

OMFG... conspiracy! There must be a connection somewhere.

Just let me think of it, and I'll get back to you...

Re:And the announcement coincides with... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202390)

well, duh, the Germans *attacked* Pearl Harbor, so the connection is obvious. Geez, how stupid can you be?

- Blutarsky

Summary Unclear (1)

ShortSpecialBus (236232) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202345)

I understand that the worm will start on January 5th, but you'd think they could at least give you a reason why they picked January 5th!

Re:Summary Unclear (1)

scovetta (632629) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202499)

I think it was because January 5th is the 87th anniversary of the Nazi party. Also, it was the Nazi party's 87th anniversary.

In summary, January 5th, 2006 is the 87th anniversary of the Nazi party.

Re:Summary Unclear (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202533)

Wasn't 5th January 06 also a planned release date for Windows Vista?

Re:Summary Unclear (0, Offtopic)

ShortSpecialBus (236232) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202546)

If it was that simple, you'd think they could have said it at least once in the summary.

Lazy friggen editors!

This story is null and void. (2, Interesting)

IainMH (176964) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202346)

I call Godwin! [wikipedia.org]

You better be Sober (3, Informative)

PromptZero (936799) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202349)

The grave insecurity of the day is the Sober worm which is currently pushing nearly 25% of all email traffic at the moment. Unlike previous worms, Sober can disable the Windows Firewall and Symantec Antivirus. Interestingly, patched machines are not vulnerable to the exploits used by this worm.

No mention of the Operating System??? (1, Insightful)

Burz (138833) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202350)

Editors, please add the relevant info. Many of us do not use Windows and end up wasting time checking a virus' background every time a vague alert is posted on Slashdot.


Again... please specify the OS!

Re:No mention of the Operating System??? (0)

ummit (248909) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202381)

You're joking, right? It's always Windows.

Re:No mention of the Operating System??? (2, Interesting)

Burz (138833) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202465)

You're joking, right? It's always Windows.

I'm not joking.

First, there is one virus announcement for Linux that I recall this past year.

Second, Microsoft should never escape having their product explicitly associated with the malware it hosts.

Third, the rest of the IT industry does not deserve the wide-ranging implication that this is a "computer virus". This is a Windows virus.

He forgot to say (1)

jlebrech (810586) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202363)

That its the 87th anniversary of the Nazi party. Three times for emphasis.

an cached version of the page (1)

yjs (936897) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202365)

link [cob-web.org]

Since when... (-1, Offtopic)

P0pinjay (909846) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202375)

Since when is widespread a noun?

Widespread is an adjective! (2, Informative)

digitaldc (879047) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202378)

"The next planned widespread of 2005's most prolific e-mail worm, Sober, is scheduled to start on January 5, 2006 based on commands hard-coded within the worm."

See: http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/widespread [m-w.com]
Main Entry: widespread
Pronunciation: 'wId-'spred
Function: adjective
1 : widely diffused or prevalent - ex: "widespread public interest"
2 : widely extended or spread out - ex: "low, widespread hood and fenders"br>

The Grammar Nazis never miss a chance at spoiling an event.

Lots of options to choose from... (-1, Redundant)

ChetOS.net (936869) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202380)

Maybe it is because it is the day FM radio was demonstrated to the FCC for the first time.

Or because Mr. Ed debuts on TV.

Or because President of the United States Ronald Reagan undergoes prostate surgery causing worries about his health.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_5 [wikipedia.org]

How do they know it is connected to the Nazi Party?

also on january 5. (-1, Redundant)

jonastullus (530101) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202386)

1972 - Richard Nixon orders the development of a space shuttle program.
1968 - "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia.
1984 - Richard Stallman starts developing GNU.
1997 - Withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya.
2000 - The 1st day of the 2000 Al Qaeda Summit.

those chechnian terrorists are gonna be mighty annoyed when they find out, that their plot is perceived as nazi propaganda ;-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_5 [wikipedia.org]

i bet the sober writer is reading this (0)

digitallysick (922589) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202394)

he is probably laughing his ass off

Wrong historical event (-1, Redundant)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202411)

Nazi party, yada yada yada.

How about the fact that it's 34 years form the day that the shuttle program was ordered by Nixon?

Or the 152nd anniversary of the sinking of the San Francisco Steamer? (any relation to the Cleveland Steamer?)

Or the 92nd anniversary of the 8-hour workday and a $5 minimum daily wage (by Ford Motor Company)?

Seems to me that whoever wrote the worm is against the shuttle program, ferries in San Francisco, and organized labor. Hmm.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_5 [wikipedia.org]

Re:Wrong historical event (1)

Zog The Undeniable (632031) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202553)

Or the 152nd anniversary of the sinking of the San Francisco Steamer? (any relation to the Cleveland Steamer?)

/looks up "Cleveland Steamer" in Roger's Profanisaurus [amazon.co.uk]

You, sir, are one sick, sick, puppy.

MOD SUMMARY REDUNDANT (0)

ndansmith (582590) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202414)

Jack writes "ITO is reporting that Sober is scheduled to attack on January 2006 - the data coincides with the 87th anniversary of the Nazi party: "The next planned widespread of 2005's most prolific e-mail worm, Sober, is scheduled to start on January 5, 2006 based on commands hard-coded within the worm. The attack date coincides with the 87th anniversary of the Nazi party.""

Wait, could you run that by me one more time, please?

bad (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202422)

hitler is bad m'kay

Article posted on anniversary of Pearl Harbor (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202438)

Thus drawing the conclusion that Slashdot editors plan to attack a U.S Navy base

More bullshit irrelevant news as it happens

Nazis? No way! (-1, Redundant)

ChePibe (882378) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202443)

Nah, this guy isn't interested in Nazis! He's just a Mister Ed Fan! [wikipedia.org] Or better yet, he's celebrating the birth of the 8 hour workday and minimum wage! [wikipedia.org] . Or, how about the death of Sonny Bono [wikipedia.org] ? It was certainly a tragic event, but it did have an upside - no Sonny and Cher reunions, EVER. For some people, that just might be cause to celebrate.

As someone whose mom loved that music and played it constantly during his childhood... I must confesss. I am one of those people.

But... I... uh... didn't write the virus... nope... not me!

I GOT YOU BABE!

Sonny Bono is not dead! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202529)

I just saw him fronting a band about spyplanes called the U2!

Such crap (0, Offtopic)

kalka (176288) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202547)

Oi, oi, oi! Like ZE GAS, itz!!!!! But zis time for computers!!!!1111~ Oy veh.

Nazi party? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202464)

Did you say something about an anniversary?

87th Anniversary Connection (5, Informative)

corellon13 (922091) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202484)

For all of you posting all the other events that happend on Jan. 5th, please RTFA: "The company says the attack could have a significant damaging effect on internet traffic, as the worm designed to send politically motivated spam from tens of millions of e-mail addresses. The next phase of the multi-phased Sober worm has been discovered by iDefense using reverse-engineering techniques in the most recent version of the worm." The article coins another brilliant 'ism: hacktivism before going on to the above article. The connection to the Nazi anniversary was not just pulled out of thin air. So, please close the wikopedia page and put up your Farmer's Almanac and step away from the keyboard. Thank you.

Cyber Terrorism (1)

ph4cr (775696) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202519)

What a crock!I've ben a Security Manager long before security was a vogue job and long before kooks in caves were blowing up our buildings. Point - I have yet to see a single bonafide case of cyber terrorism. And don't say web site defacement. the effort involved wouldn't be worth the effort and the systems in the public domain (utilities) have a lot of safeguards that would make it unlikely for an intruder (even one not currently running around with explosives strapped to himself)to directly control said systems. It's Republican media hype designed to bolster an unwinnable war against an opponent not restricted to specific boundries. Go home!

They have this all wrong, (1, Funny)

mobiux (118006) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202522)

It's actually the 528th anniversary of the Battle of Nancy when Burgundy became part of France.

Sober was written by Burgundish insurgents...

GNU founded on 5th January (0, Redundant)

koshi (98864) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202539)

Don't know if it is really all about Nazi Party.

It's also the 22 anniversary of Richard Stallman founding the GNU project. Is that more likly for the virus writers (well no but...)

because people are lazy (4, Interesting)

option8 (16509) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202558)

...and can't check wikipedia themselves:

1463 - Poet François Villon is banned from Paris.
1477 - Battle of Nancy, Charles the Bold killed, Burgundy becomes part of France.
1500 - Duke Ludovico Sforza conquers Milan.
1527 - Martyrdom of Felix Manz, a Swiss Anabaptist.
1554 - Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
1675 - Battle of Colmar, French army beats Brandenburg.
1757 - Louis XV of France survives the assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens, the last person to be executed in France with the traditional and gruesome form of death penalty used for regicides.
1759 - George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis.
1781 - American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.
1846 - The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
1854 - The San Francisco steamer sinks, 300 dead.
1895 - Dreyfus Affair: French officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.
1896 - An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Roentgen discovered a type of radiation later known as X-rays.
1900 - Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
1909 - Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.
1912 - Prague Party Conference
1914 - Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday and a minimum wage of $5 for a day's labor.
1918 - Free Committee for a German Workers' Peace founded, which would become the Nazi party.
1925 - Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first female governor in the United States.
1933 - Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
1940 - FM radio is demonstrated to the FCC for the first time.
1944 - The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
1945 - The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
1948 - Warner Brothers shows the first color newsreel (Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl).
1956 - Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel."
1957 - Major league baseballer Jackie Robinson retires.
1961 - Television: Mr. Ed debuts.
1964 - Pope Paul VI meets the Greek patriarch Athenagoras I in Jerusalem, the first meeting of Catholic and Orthodox Christianity leaders since 1439.
1968 - Alexander Dub?ek comes to power, "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia.
1970 - Soap opera: All My Children premieres.
1972 - President of the United States Richard Nixon orders the development of a space shuttle program.
1973 - Netherlands recognizes East Germany.
1974 - An earthquake in Lima, Peru kills six, and damages 100s of houses.
1975 - The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
1976 - Cambodia is renamed Democratic Campuchea.
1980 - Hewlett-Packard announces release of its first personal computer.
1984 - Richard Stallman starts developing GNU.
1987 - President of the United States Ronald Reagan undergoes prostate surgery causing worries about his health.
1993 - The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands spilling 84,700 tonnes of oil.
1993 - Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965).
1996 - Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
1997 - Withdrawal of Russian forces from Chechnya.
2000 - The 1st day of the 2000 Al Qaeda Summit.
2002 - Charles Bishop, a 15-year-old student pilot, crashes a light aircraft into a Tampa, Florida building, evoking fear of a copycat 9/11 terrorist attack.
2006 - Expected activation of Sober worm

Pure Random, how pure is pure ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202572)

My chatting virus tells me it was pure random.

I just downloaded the evidence by MSN.

87th Anniversary of the Nazi Party? (1)

stock (129999) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202581)

What is slashdot doing these days? which crackpot feeded that Nazi pointer into this title? Let me put it this way, if i ever see a nazi flag displayed here, slashdot will be going down, without a possible recovery.

Re:87th Anniversary of the Nazi Party? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202625)

RTFA

S U B J E C T DamnIT! (1)

turtleAJ (910000) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202582)

The attack date coincides with the 87th anniversary of the Nazi party. Or... it could be one day before the Three Kings Day. ?..? ---------- Cat got your tongue? (something important seems to be missing from your comment ... like the body or the subject!) -- WTF /. ?!?!

Conspiracy alarm! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202603)

According to wikipedia the same day in 1984 Richard Stallmann started developing GNU. This looks like a big open nazi source software conspiracy to me.

Slashdot never seizes to amaze me (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14202612)

after all the dupes
when dupes of stories a year or more old have been done (this is supposed to be NEWs)
when tripes (and perhaps even worse, i've lost count) have happened
when a frontpage with several dupes with originals together on that page has been done

i really thought we hit the limit, it couldn't possible get any worse

but then a post which dupes itself....

since i couldn't imagine this, i won't even bother to try to imagine what's next...

The all - important number 87 (1)

elgatozorbas (783538) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202631)

WTF dude? This way ANY date can be ANY arbitrary birthday of whatever organization.
The Nazis?
The Commies
The fascists
The KKK
...

Sober making the rounds here for a while (2, Interesting)

dema (103780) | more than 8 years ago | (#14202637)

For about the past month my mail server virus scanner has been getting a large number of hits from Sober, pretty much entirely from Hotmail. It's not an incredibly busy mail server, but the amount of Sober vs other viruses is hard to miss.

Some stats from the past week:

11/28 - 57 hits (2.7% of received emails)
11/29 - 81 hits (3.6%)
11/30 - 64 hits (2.9%)
12/01 - 128 hits (2.2%)
12/02 - 72 hits (3.6%)

It seemed to take a break over Thanksgiving, there were zero hits between 11/23 and 11/28, which is the longest span since I first started seeing a lot of them.
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