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Conficker still lingering as users fail to apply basic protection

Conficker still lingering as users fail to apply basic protection

Users are still not taking basic steps to protect their computers and themselves from cyber attack, according to ESET.
Jul 7 2009 11:01AM
Conficker now expected to spread email spam and host spyware

Conficker now expected to spread email spam and host spyware

The Conficker worm is expected to see malware being spread by the infected botnet.
Apr 28 2009 11:15AM
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
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 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
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 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 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
Microsoft 'excited' by the industry coming together as it offers $250,000 bounty for Conficker author

Microsoft 'excited' by the industry coming together as it offers $250,000 bounty for Conficker author

A reward of US$250,000 bounty for the Conficker worm author is 'exciting', according to Microsoft's Christopher Budd.
Feb 16 2009 11:56AM
Microsoft to collaborate with industry to disrupt the Conficker worm and offers reward for culprits

Microsoft to collaborate with industry to disrupt the Conficker worm and offers reward for culprits

Microsoft has announced a plan to implement a coordinated, global response to the Conficker/Downadup worm.
Feb 13 2009 10:56AM
Ability to 'turn back time' could undo worm damage

Ability to 'turn back time' could undo worm damage

Damage caused by the downadup worm can be undone with the use of software with the ability to either roll-back to a point in time before the virus struck.
Jan 22 2009 11:07AM
Destruction by the downadup worm was caused by companies not being prepared for an out-of-band patch

Destruction by the downadup worm was caused by companies not being prepared for an out-of-band patch

The impact of the downadup worm is down to slack patching and not automating patch management, according to Shavlik.
Jan 21 2009 11:19AM
Windows worm hits 8.9  million PCs in past week

Windows worm hits 8.9 million PCs in past week

Security researchers are reporting that in the past four days a worm has infected 3.5 million Windows computers.
Jan 19 2009 10:55AM
Worm infects over three million PCs since New Year

Worm infects over three million PCs since New Year

The Downadup worm has spread to more than three million PCs, according to F-Secure.
Jan 16 2009 11:08AM
Corporate networks warned over outbreak of Downadup worm

Corporate networks warned over outbreak of Downadup worm

Windows workstations and servers could be hit by the 'Downadup' worm.
Jan 9 2009 11:41AM

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