War of the worms

SAN FRANCISCO (04/01/2004) - Security experts blame the jump in worm outbreaks on an escalating feud among virus writers. Antivirus vendors say the code in new variants of the Mydoom, Bagle, and Netsky e-mail worms contain text messages taunting other virus writers. They suspect the feud started back in January when the Netsky worm began removing Mydoom and Bagle worms from PCs.

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