Saturday, April 11, 2009
Conficker shows more symptoms, including a spambot
Microsoft has provided a writeup of Conficker, and seems to reassure computer users with up-to-date antivirus software. Microsoft warns users about corruption of the Autoplay feature with a “publisher not specified” entry. The link is here.
CNN reports that the worm has, since Friday, been trying to offer fake anti-virus software, a common ruse of hackers (a supposed “sacreware” product).
Varient E was reported today another secondary worm Waledac, a spam bot.
Wikipedia has a thorough an ongoing writeup, also.