Could Zotob be Microsoft endorsed?It makes you think... | Posted by Brent on Aug 17th 05 02:38 AM
With this latest virus Zotob that is spreading rapidly to "early" XP systems and windows 2000 at what has been said to be the most rapid pace ever and Windows Vista just around the corner, it makes you think how this could possibly be a marketing ploy by Microsoft to convince windows 2000 users to upgrade. The worm seems to target windows 2000 oddly enough, think about it how many people who have windows 98 or 95 are going to upgrade to Vista anyway?
All speculation, the truth we will never know.
So far the virus has hit three continents and many corporations including CNN and the New York Times spreading through many windows (sorry) into Windows including the MS05-039 Plug and Play vulnerability. It has the ability to affect any operating system from 95 to windows XP but is targetting 2000.