“This large-scale attack, caused by the MyDoom computer virus that is estimated to have infected hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, is now overwhelming the Internet to requests www.sco.com,” Jeff Carlon, SCO’s director of information technology, said in a statement posted on SCO’s Website Sunday.
However, SCO’s Website www.SCO.com was unavailable later in the day on Sunday and as of this writing, is still unavailable.
SCO has directed visitors to its alternate Website, www.thescogroup.com which has been unaffected by the DDoS attacks.
In a statement released last week, SCO announced that it is offering a reward of up to a total of $250,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for creating the Mydoom virus.
The MyDoom virus is the fastest spreading virus in history, and has been bombarding inboxes all over the world in the past few days.