Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis conceived the idea in , and it was established in Usenet resembles a bulletin board system BBS in many respects and is the precursor to Internet forums that became widely used. Discussions are threaded , as with web forums and BBSs, though posts are stored on the server sequentially. A major difference between a BBS or web forum and Usenet is the absence of a central server and dedicated administrator. Individual users may read messages from and post messages to a local server, which may be operated by anyone.
It has no destructive payload. Payload 1 : connects to certain newsgroups. Trigger condition 1 : Upon execution. Details: This Trojan program connects to certain newsgroups and then posts messages to that newsgroup using a random email address, subject, field, and message body with itself as an attachment. Upon execution, it connects to any of the following newsgroups: alt.