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.

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