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Notorious Conficker Worm Still Alive And Infecting Unpatched PCs
Written by Daniel   
Friday, 27 March 2009 11:59
Wily worm still confounds researchers, but no official botnet activity reported as of yet

Mar 26, 2009 | 05:06 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins

What started as a massive worm infection of more than 8 million machines earlier this year, and then was whittled down to around 2 million, is now back in the spotlight again.  The so-called Conficker worm (a.k.a. Conficker/Downadup) is being billed as the next possible April Fool's Day threat. Machines infected with the third and latest version of the worm -- Conficker.C -- are expected to "phone home" and receive their updates on April 1.

But security experts say not to expect any major Conficker event on April 1.   [Comments...]

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