Wednesday, August 25, 2004

e-Jihad? "e-Yeah, right."

Well known Russian anti-virus vendor Kaspersky Labs is feeding the FUD machine. Its head, Yevgeny Kaspersky, is quoted in this article about the coming cyber-jihad. Apparently, tomorrow (Thursday, August 26) there will be a "large scale virus attack" that "might be delivered by Islamic terrorists".

I don't know about you, but I go through every day thinking, "There might be a large-scale virus attack today." And a lot of the time, I'm right. Either I've somehow got a psychic connection with Islamic terrorists, or this isn't news because it happens all the time. You choose. Kaspersky, you are better than this.

Update 08/26/04: Although this story was widely reported, Kaspersky Labs says it was just a misunderstanding of what Mr. Kaspersky was actually saying. See this story for more details.

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