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Re: 'Nimda' - Norwegian For 'Nasty'
From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 05:00:54 -0500 (CDT)

Forwarded from: "Jay D. Dyson" <jdyson () treachery net>


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On Fri, 21 Sep 2001, InfoSec News wrote:

Network Associates called it "Minda." Central Command originally called
it "ConceptV5." But blame the ungainly name that stuck "Nimda"  - on one
of the first virus researchers to capture a copy of the malicious code. 

        Maybe it's because I'm mildly dyslexic that it was apparent from
the git-go that "Nimda" was simply "Admin" backwards.  I felt that the
name was appropriate.  It shows that the worm is only possible because
most admin types are the opposite of what they should be.

        Nufsed.

- -Jay

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