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Conficker frenzy 'exposed media ignorance'

Conficker frenzy 'exposed media ignorance'

The Conficker worm was a classic example of media misunderstanding of malware, said security guru Bruce Schneier.
Apr 25 2009 8:04AM
Conficker E set to become dormant on May 3

Conficker E set to become dormant on May 3

Shavlik Technologies has predicted that the E variant of the Conficker worm will be killed off on the 3rd of May.
Apr 17 2009 10:08AM
Spyware levels said to be climbing

Spyware levels said to be climbing

Spyware levels rose some 10 per cent in the first three months of 2009, according to researchers.
Apr 16 2009 10:55AM
New variant of Conficker worm detected

New variant of Conficker worm detected

A new variant of the Conficker/Downadup worm has been detected that utilises peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks.
Apr 14 2009 11:33AM
Russian website claims that Conficker is launching DDoS attacks

Russian website claims that Conficker is launching DDoS attacks

The Conficker worm has been stepping up its activities with reports made of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on a number of Russian websites.
Apr 9 2009 11:30AM
Neeris worm variant imitates methods of Conficker

Neeris worm variant imitates methods of Conficker

Microsoft researchers are warning of a new malware variant that has been customised to exploit the same vulnerability as the notorious Conficker worm.
Apr 7 2009 10:47AM
Conficker botnet estimated at 3.5 million computers

Conficker botnet estimated at 3.5 million computers

The amount of computers infected with the Conficker worm has dropped to 3.5 million.
Apr 6 2009 11:38AM
Domain-hoarding may have hamstrung Conficker

Domain-hoarding may have hamstrung Conficker

Prior to the April-1st update for the Conficker worm, security researchers scrambled to snatch up domains which the botnet's controllers were thought to be targeting.
Apr 4 2009 9:35AM
Users encouraged not to relax over Conficker

Users encouraged not to relax over Conficker

Companies have been instructed not to drop their security guard as Conficker could strike at any time.
Apr 3 2009 11:36AM
Conficker expectedly chaos-free

Conficker expectedly chaos-free

Right on schedule, the latest variant of the Conficker worm awoke Wednesday, querying hundreds of new URLs for instructions on what to do next. But, as most experts predicted, there were no orders to be had, and the estimated millions of machines infected by the malware remain in standby mode.
Apr 2 2009 10:37AM
Conficker detection tool released as D-Day nears

Conficker detection tool released as D-Day nears

Researchers have released a scanning tool that will allow IT departments to remotely and automatically scan their networks for Conficker infections.
Mar 31 2009 11:08AM
Expert claims press are overhyping Conficker

Expert claims press are overhyping Conficker

Reports of the Conficker worm are being vastly exaggerated and it will not have as big an impact as is being predicted, according to a researcher.
Mar 30 2009 11:23AM
Disabling AutoRun could block a Conficker attack

Disabling AutoRun could block a Conficker attack

Removing AutoRun could help block a Conficker attack vector and prevent other threats from automatically infecting computers.
Mar 27 2009 11:10AM
Malware authors use Conficker searches to spread rogue anti-virus

Malware authors use Conficker searches to spread rogue anti-virus

As media coverage increases for Conficker, authors are using search engine optimisation to spread rogue anti-virus software.
Mar 27 2009 10:58AM
Companies encouraged to take 1st April Conficker attack seriously

Companies encouraged to take 1st April Conficker attack seriously

The rumoured Conficker attack on 1st April has been described as ‘no joke'.
Mar 26 2009 10:11AM
New variant of Conficker set to hit computers on April Fools Day

New variant of Conficker set to hit computers on April Fools Day

A new version of the Conficker worm is to hit desktops on the April 1.
Mar 16 2009 10:17AM
Conficker and Waledec lead to increase in spam for first months of 2009

Conficker and Waledec lead to increase in spam for first months of 2009

Spam continues to evolve in 2009 as cybercriminals use new tactics.
Mar 10 2009 11:15AM
Conficker worm variant kills security processes

Conficker worm variant kills security processes

Computer systems that are already infected by the Conficker worm are being pushed a new component that kills protective security processes.
Mar 9 2009 10:48AM
Conficker worm targets legitimate travel site

Conficker worm targets legitimate travel site

The website for Southwest Airlines, along with a number of other legitimate sites, could face downtime due to the Conficker worm, according to a researcher.
Mar 3 2009 10:38AM
Conficker worm gets an upgrade

Conficker worm gets an upgrade

The Conficker worm, which infected large numbers of PCs last month, has received an upgrade which makes it much more effective.
Feb 26 2009 3:02PM

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