Conficker

Will they ever catch Conficker’s authors?

While the world is holding its breath, wondering whether the Conficker worm is going to do anything dramatic on April 1st (I’m placing money that no computers are reported to have melted by the end of the day, and the Internet won’t have turned to blancmange), perhaps a more important question is: Are we ever going to catch the pond life who wrote it?

Read more in my article on the Dark Reading website.

Conficker’s impact on Google Search

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Video: Conficker and April 1st – what’s all the fuss about?

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Hype, April fool’s day, and the Conficker worm

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Conficker: Why I can’t tell you what it will do on April 1st

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Microsoft offers $250,000 for the head of Conficker’s author

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System administrators point the finger at each other over Conficker virus outbreak

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Quick poll: Conficker worm – who is to blame?

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Passwords used by the Conficker worm

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How to stop the Conficker worm on an unpatched PC

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Conficker worm exploits Microsoft MS08-067 vulnerability

Back in October I warned you about a critical security vulnerability found in some versions of Microsoft Windows.

Known as as MS08-067, Sophos published information about this serious vulnerability and warned of the potential for worms to be written which would exploit the security hole.

Yesterday, we began to receive reports of a new piece of malware (W32/Confick-A, also known as Conficker) that attempts to spread by exploiting this vulnerability.